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Applied Methodology

  • Spring 2025
  • Next course: 06. January - 17. January 2025
  • CRD/CMM Core Course | 4 ECTS
  • Course:CMM2404

About the course

The course provides students with knowledge, skills and competence in applied methods. The course explores key methods used in coastal studies and covers topics such as sampling design, data collection, processing and interpretation. Strengths and limitations of relevant methods are discussed. The course includes a series of guest lectures presenting the range of methods used in the field. In addition, connections among methodologies and theoretical issues are addressed.

In practical sessions, students discuss research articles in relation to coastal studies and their methods. Throughout the course, students apply different methods and acquire the tools for conducting a scientifically sound survey.


Learning outcome

On completion of the course, a student:

  • can recognize and explain the most commonly used research methods within coastal studies.
  • can prepare, conduct and interpret surveys and interviews.
  • can identify appropriate methods to address different research questions and to increase research quality.
  • can identify limitations in research execution and methods.
  • can summarize and criticize existing research methods within coastal studies.


Prerequisites: No prerequisites registered for the course

Assessment: 10% participation; 30% written assignments; 60% practical assignment

Final Exam: Assignment