Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Qualitative Research (EDUA11311)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course provides an introduction to qualitative research methods. Underlying approaches will be examined and then different methods will be looked at in more detail. Practical components will be incorporated into the sessions and visiting lecturers who are actively involved in qualitative research will talk about their research experience. Students will be expected to carry out one in-depth interview, participate in class exercises and discussions and do background reading on the topics. Students will also learn how to analyse qualitative data, what some of the challenges of mixing methods are and how to appraise published qualitative research.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- On completion of this course students will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the underlying approaches to qualitative research, the differences between quantitative and qualitative research and the challenges of mixing methods.
- Critically identify some of the different ways in which qualitative research may be used.
- Critically compare and contrast focus groups, individual interviews and participant observation.
- Apply techniques for making sense of unstructured data.
- Exercise autonomy about all aspects of the research process and be reflexive researchers, and
Critically appraise published qualitative research.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Qualitative research, qualitative data, research methods