Theories of Science and Research Methodology in Social Work, 15 credits (745G54)

Vetenskapsteori och forskningsmetodik i socialt arbete, 15 hp

Main field of study

Social Work


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Mona Livholts

Course coordinator

Mona Livholts

Director of studies or equivalent

Gunilla Petersson
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
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Main field of study

Social Work

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Social Work Programme


Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Institutionen för kultur och samhälle
Litteraturlista 745G54 2020 Ahrne, G. & Svensson, P. (red) (2011/2015) Handbok i kvalitativa metoder. Malmö: Liber. Anastas, J. V. (2014) The Science of Social Work and Its Relation to Social Work Practice, Research on Social Work Practice, 24(5), 571-580. Bacchi, C. (2012). Why study problematizations? Making politics visible. Open Journal of Political Science, 2 (1), 1-8. Cromdal, J., Danby, S., Emmison, M., Osvaldsson, K., & Cobb-More, C. (2018). ‘Basically it’s the Usual Whole Teen Girl Thing’: Stage-of-Life Categories on a Children’s and Young people’s Helpline. Symbolic Interaction, 41(1), 25–44. Djurfeldt, G., Larsson, R. & Stjärnhagen, O. (2018) Statistisk verktygslåda 1: samhällsvetenskaplig orsaksanalys med kvantitativa metoder. [3:a uppl.]. Lund: Studentlitteratur. Eliasson, A. (2018) Kvantitativ metod från början. (4:e upplagan) Lund: Studentlitteratur. Harding, S (1987) Instabiliteten i den feministiska teoribildningens analytiska kategorier. Kvinnovetenskaplig tidskrift, 2-3: 4-22. Gruber Sabine (2007) Skolan gör skillnad. Etnicitet och institutionell praktik, Linköpings universitet. (kap 2). Kjellbom, P. (2015) ”Ekonomiskt bistånd vid hyresskulder”. Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, 2: 153-174. Larsson, S. (2005) Om kvalitet i kvalitativa studier. Nordisk pedagogik, 25(1): 16-35. (läggs ut på Lisam) Mohanty, C T (1984) Under Western Eyes. Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses. boundary 2, 12(3): 333-358. http://www2.kobe- Reissman, C. K. & Quinney, L. (2005) ”Narrative in Social Work. A Critical Review”. Qualitative Social Work 4(4), 391-412. Sohlberg, P. & Sohlberg, B-M. (2019) Kunskapens former. Vetenskapsteori och forskningsmetod. Malmö: Liber. Fjärde upplagan. Teo, P. (2000) “Racism in the News. A Critical Discourse Analysis of News Reporting in Two Australian Newspaper Articles.” Discourse and Society, 11(1), 7-49. Thornberg, R. (2012) ”Informed Grounded Theory”. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 56(3): 243-259. Vetenskapsrådet (2011) God forskningssed, Länk till internetsida, kvantitativ metod: Självständigt arbete i socialt arbete tillkommer.
TEN2 Exercises U, G, VG 5 credits
SEM9 Exercises U, G 0.5 credits
SEM8 Exercises U, G 1 credits
SEM7 Exercises U, G 1 credits
SEM6 Exercises U, G 1.5 credits
EXM3 Exercises U, G, VG 6 credits

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