Qualitative Research Methods
|Course code module||2BPSW-03|
|Study load (hours)||168|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
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Students can make the difference between fundamental scientific research and policy oriented research.
Students can judge a scientific problem definition.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
Students gain insight in the planning and execution of a qualitative research. They are able to apply the general theoretical insights on a specific research problem.
Students gain insight in the basic assumptions and the philosophy behind qualitative research.
Students gain insight in the practical organisation of a qualitative research.
Students gain insight in the variations and traditions within the domain of qualitative research.
Students are able to write a qualitative research question.
Students are able to perform a scientific observation in the field.
Students are able to code and analyse an in-depth interview.
Students are able to report on a qualitative analysis.
3. Course content
The goal of Qualitative Research methods is to give students insight in qualitative research methods. We will focus on the research cycle of the qualitative research starting from preparing the research and moving on to data collection, data analysis and reporting.
Even though the major focus lies on qualitative research in general, we will also deal with special techniques like focus group research, participant observation and content analysis.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
Personal work: Assignments - individualProject-based work - individual
5. Assessment method
Exam: Practical exam
Continuous assessment: Assignments
6. Compulsory reading – study material
7. Recommended reading - study material
Bryman, A. (2004) Social Research Methods (2nd ed.). Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Denzin, N.K., Lincoln, Y.S. (Eds.) (1994), Handbook of qualitative research. London: Sage.
Miles, M.B., Huberman, A.M. (1994) Qualitative Data Analysis. London: Sage.
Strauss, A.L., Corbin, J. (1990) Basics of qualitative research: grounded theory procedures and techniques. Newbury Park, California: Sage.
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