Qualitative Research Methods
- learn how to use qualitative methods
- learn how to collect data through observation and interviewing
- learn how to analyse and interpret the collected data in other assignments
- know quality criteria, good practices, ethics, writing some methods of analysis, and mixing methods
- Get acquainted with qualitative research methods
- Know good practices of qualitative research
- Know different forms of interviewing behaviour
- Know how to do a qualitative analysis
- Know mixing methods and ethical issues
- Philosophy of Qualitative ResearchWelcome to the first week of the course. We start with an introduction, followed by two lessons on the Philosophy of Qualitative Research.
- ObservationIn the first module we discussed the philosophy of qualitative research, explaining some basic notions and general philosophical approaches. In this second module we'll discuss observation as an important method within qualitative research. What types of observation are there? How do we observe? And how do we analyse and describe our data?
- Good Practices & CriteriaWhat makes qualitative research 'good' is a rather difficult question. Different criteria are suggested, but within the field of qualitative research there is not much agreement on these criteria. However, there is quite some agreement on what good practices of qualitative research are. In this module we will start in lesson 1 with a discussion of good practices of qualitative research.
- Qualitative InterviewingIn this module we'll look at what a qualitative interview entails by trying to define it and by discussing different forms of interviewing behaviour.
- Qualitative AnalysisIn previous modules we discussed how you should observe a social situation or conduct a qualitative interview. Now we will focus on what to do with your data, by discussing qualitative analysis. In this module you will try to do a qualitative analysis by interpreting your observed data and try to code it.
- Writing, mixing & ethicsIn this module I will discuss ideas on writing in qualitative research, I will discuss mixing methods and talk about the ethical issues you should consider.
- Online tests
- Final interviewStudents provide online course results. Grade for the course is set by the program supervisor after the students pass the final interview.
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- Taylor, S. J., DeVault, M. L., & Bogdan, R. (2016). Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods : A Guidebook and Resource (Vol. 4th edition). Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1061324
- Leavy, P. (2014). The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=779511
- The Sage handbook of qualitative research ed. by Norman K. Denzin; Yvonna S. Lincoln. (2011). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.347149243