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FAG3173 Essay in Self-reflexive Methodology 4.5 credits

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Autumn 2023 Start 28 Aug 2023 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAG3173 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course consists of individual essay writing and seminar discussions. The examination will be based on an assessment of the final essay as well as active participation in the examination seminar.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the students should have

- ability to produce a text in which s/he critically reflects over her own research practice, with a basis in self-reflexive methodology

- ability to reason in writing around how social complexity affects the preconditions for her/his own research endeavor

- ability to identify and assess the epistemological and ethical challenges relating to a specific research project

- outline in writing how her/his research approach relates to different epistemological and scientific ideals

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Same as for admission to PhD studies

Recommended prerequisites

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Se kurs-PM

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • HEM1 - Home Assignment, 4.5 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Jonathan Metzger

Supplementary information

The course is primarily developed as a complement and extension to FAG3165.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Urban and Regional Studies