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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences : Public Health Research

Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Qualitative Research (PUHR11033)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 16, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 2, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 78 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 2000 word assignment
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students should be able to:
┐Understand the underlying approaches to qualitative research, the differences between quantitative and qualitative research and the challenges of mixing methods.
┐Identify some of the different ways in which qualitative research may be used.
┐Compare and contrast focus groups, individual interviews and participant observation. Understand techniques for making sense of unstructured data.
┐Be confident about all aspects of the research process and be reflexive researchers.
┐Be able to appraise critically publish qualitative research.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.chs.med.ed.ac.uk/education/mph/
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsQUALITATIVE RESEARCH,QUALITATIVE DATA,RESEARCH METHODS
Contacts
Course organiserDr Gemma Phillips
Tel:
Email: Gemma.Phillips@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Stuart Mallen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3227
Email: Stuart.Mallen@ed.ac.uk
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