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Methodology for Sustainability Science

MESS17, 7.5 credits

The aim of the Methodology for Sustainability Science course is to provide students with the fundamental methodological knowledge needed to understand and analyse sustainability challenges, as well as to contribute to knowledge on sustainability challenges.

This includes both comprehensive theoretical and methodological aspects relevant to sustainability research and specialised knowledge of some of its primary methodologies. Students receive training to increase awareness of the importance of methods and theories and of the consequences of method selection for a given research task. The course also contains discussions on ethical aspects with particular relevance for sustainability research and action research. A practical approach, including exercises and group discussions, is used for both the theoretical and methodological aspects. Emphasis is on the essential aspects of sustainability science such as transdisciplinarity and action research.

Literature list

Literature list, established 2022-06-30 PDF (386 kB)