Qualitative Research Methods

Faculteit Gedrags- en MaatschappijWetenschappen
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode GMREMA02
Vaknaam Qualitative Research Methods
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Qualitative Research Methods
Leerdoelen 1. Will be able to formulate the principles and techniques of a variety of qualitative research methods.
2. Will be able to apply this knowledge and understanding of these principles and techniques in gathering material on a range of questions and topics
3. Will have acquired basic qualitative data-analysis skills.
4. Will have (further) developed their researcher’s reflexivity
5. Will be able to critically reflect on the qualitative research methodology used in social science articles
6. Will be able to reflect on the philosophical underpinnings and current debates on qualitative research methodology
Omschrijving In this course students will engage on a theoretical level with the philosophical underpinnings of and current debates on qualitative methodologies, and will engage in practice with a range of research methods and data analysis techniques.
A series of assignments will let students experience and practice different forms of research methods, such as semi-structured interviews, (participant) observation, discourse analysis, content analysis, narratives, etc.. Through practice, and individual and group reflection, students will gain practical skills and a better insight into their role as a researcher in the production of knowledge.
Additionally they will learn to critically comment on qualitative methodologies used in social science articles.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, practicum
(The course will use a combination of lectures and practicals in which students will get introduced to and practice with various qualitative research methods. Students will work on individual as well as group assignments.)
Toetsvorm opdracht
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. M.N. Mascareño Lara
Docent(en) dr. M.I. Deunk ,dr. M.N. Mascareño Lara
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
A selection of book chapters and scientific articles (TBA)
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