Postgraduate Course: Qualitative information and analysis for service improvement (ISSH11007)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course aims to provide students with the necessary critical understanding and skills relating to collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of qualitative data to understand and manage change in service delivery processes.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
||Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
|Assessment (Further Info)
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|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One assignment of 4000 words.
|No Exam Information
| At the end of the course students will be able to
Demonstrate a critical understanding of the range of epistemological positions underpinning qualitative research (including how these differ from quantitative approaches) and how they inform decisions regarding design and methodology.
-Demonstrate a critical understanding of the issues involved in generating and analysing qualitative data to inform short term quality improvement cycles.
-Identify research questions to address specific service issues
-Design qualitative research and evaluation strategies to address questions
-Collect data using a range of qualitative research methods
-Collate, organise and analyse qualitative data
-Reflect critically on the ways in which the findings are shaped by the methods and approaches used
-Demonstrate understanding of the ethical and political issues arising when carrying out research for service improvement.
-Code qualitative data using, paper based methods, NVIVO or other qualitative analysis software.
-Presentation of qualitative information to inform a service process
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr John Harries
Tel: (0131 6)50 4051
|Course secretary||Miss Sue Larsen
Tel: (0131 6)51 6671
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