Netherlands, Utrecht

Research Methods in Intercultural Communication

when 20 August 2018 - 24 August 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 ECTS
fee EUR 300

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.

Course leader

J.D. ten Thije

Target group

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.

Credits info

2 ECTS
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 300: Course + course materials
EUR 200: Housing

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