Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

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Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode PSB3E-M22
Vaknaam Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
Leerdoelen After this course students know:
- The main philosophical, methodological and ethical principles of
qualitative research
- The history of qualitative research methods in Psychology
- The main approaches to qualitative research

After this course students can:
- Conduct an interview
- Elicit a written text about a life changing experience
- Code and analyse a text
- Reflect on the role of qualitative research methods in Psychology
- Reflect on their own role in the research process
Omschrijving Qualitative research methods are on the rise in Psychology. Qualtative research
does not use experiments and questionnaires, instead the data are produced in
interviews and observations. Qualitative researchers do not make
measurements and do not analyze data statistically, but they interpret what
what people say and do. This requires different skills than quantitative
research. Moreover, qualitative research is based on different philosophical and
methodological assumptions, and it involves different ethical issues.

This course consists of interactive lectures and practical assignments in which
you are introduced to and practice with the main forms of qualitative research.
You are taught in the history and philosophical basis of these methods, and
with the help of practical assignments you acquire basic skills in doing
interviews and analyzing qualitative data. Learning to
reflect on your own role in the research process is an important part of this
course.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
(10 weekly meetings)
Toetsvorm opdrachten, schriftelijk tentamen (essay)
(Exam with open questions (numerical grade), assignments (pass/fail))
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. M. Derksen
Docent(en) dr. M. Derksen , J.H. Gmelin, MSc.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Introducing qualitative research in psychology (3rd Edition, 2013). (e-book is ISBN:9780335244508.) Willig, C. 9780335244492 ca. €  40,00
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen Maximum number of students: 20
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ba psychologie (EN)  (Ba3 (EN) psychologie) 3 semester I a keuze
Ba psychologie (NL)  (Ba3 psychologie) 3 semester I a keuze