Visual and virtual methods for nexus analysis


Name of course:

Visual and virtual methods for nexus analysis
(683777J Thematic Course in Human Sciences Doctoral Programme (FHum))

Organizing unit:

English Philology (COACT research community)

ECTS Credits:

3 ECTS/ 81 hours of work

Language of Instruction:



The workshop days for the course take place 24-25 August, 2020 (course schedule 9:00-16 on both days and an optional group meeting for individual guidance on either day, 16-18).

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion the student should be able to display familiarity with the nature and use of visual and virtual methods suitable for nexus-analytic research on social action.


The students will familiarize themselves with the use of visual and virtual methods that can be used in nexus-analytic research and relate this understanding in practice to a case study of their choice.

Mode of delivery:

Getting acquainted with prereading materials 20 h; participation in two full day workshops including lectures and team work 18 h; writing a report 43 h

Learning activities and teaching methods:

Various learning activities and teaching methods. Study on key readings independently before the workshop days. Full participation during the workshop (lectures, group work and presentations). A reflective report in the end.

Target group:

Doctoral students at the University of Oulu interested in the study of social action and interaction in technology-rich environments and online.

Prerequisites and co-requisites:

No prerequisites. The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.

Recommended or required reading:

A reading list of required and recommended readings will be determined before the course.

Assessment methods and criteria:

Active participation in the workshops; successful contribution to team work; reflective report based on readings and viewpoints generated during the course as well as applying suitable methods in the analysis.



Person responsible

Leena Kuure, University Lecturer Emerita

Working life cooperation

Possible depending on the participants’ research topics.

Other information

The participants are required to bring their own laptops to the workshops. Associate Professor Malene Charlotte Larsen from Aalborg University, Denmark, will be the special teacher for the course.

Last updated: 20.1.2020