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Research Methods in Intercultural Communication

Organizing institution
Utrecht University - Faculty of Humanities
Course code
C66
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 300.00
Level
Advanced Bachelor
In this course, students will be introduced to the basics of conducting research in the field of Intercultural Communication. Common pitfalls of intercultural and multilingual research and possible practical solutions will be considered. This course combines theory and relevant considerations about research methods with a more practical approach in which different methods of data collection and analysis will be explored and compared.

In this course, students will be introduced to the basics of conducting research in the field of Intercultural Communication. Both quantitative methods and qualitative methods will be covered, as well as the possibility of using mixed methods is discussed. Common pitfalls of intercultural and multilingual research and possible practical solutions will be considered. This course combines theory and relevant considerations about research methods with a more practical approach in which different methods of data collection and analysis (e.g. observation, interveiw, survey and corpus analysis) will be explored and compared.


This course is offered in cooperation with the Master in Intercultural Communication.

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Course director

J.D. ten Thije

Lecturers

Yvette Linders (course leader) wrote her PhD-thesis on Argumentation in Dutch Literary Criticism. In her current research on persuasive communication she combines different research methods, quantitative as well as qualitative. She worked as a lecturer in Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and Essen (Germany) before coming to Utrecht. Topics she has taught include research methods, statistics and (cultural differences in) academic writing

Target audience

Background in language and cultural studies, interested in intercultural communication and background from Humanities fields or sciences.

Course aim

To provide students with an introduction to the basics of conducting research in the field of Intercultural Communication.

Study load

Daily 2 x 2 1/2 hour session; max one hour homework per day.

Fee

Course + course materials € 300.00
Housing € 200.00 , through Utrecht Summer School

Required documents

For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:
Motivation Letter, C.V., Transcript of Grades

More information

Karen Schoutsen

k.e.schoutsen@uu.nl

Registration

Application deadline: 01 July 2018