Qualitative Research Methods

Faculteit Gedrags- en MaatschappijWetenschappen
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode PSMRM-1
Vaknaam Qualitative Research Methods
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Qualitative Research Methods
Leerdoelen By the end of the course students:
• can reflect on the history and current debates on qualitative research methodology
• will have an understanding of oneself as a researcher
• can formulate the principles and techniques of a variety of qualitative research methods.
• can apply this knowledge and understanding of these principles and techniques in gathering material on a range of questions and topics.
• have acquired basic qualitative data-analysis skills.
• can critically reflect on the qualitative research methodology used in social science articles.
Omschrijving In this course students will reflect on the history of qualitative methodology and current debates in the discipline of psychology. They will furthermore explore different forms of qualitative research methods, such as semi-structured interviews, (participant) observation, ethnography, archival research, the use of audio-visual data and online research. With the help of practical assignments, students will learn research and data analysis skills and gain 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 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.)
Toetsvorm deelname
(Qualitative Research Methods is a Pass/Fail class. Students are expected to actively engage in every class session, to carefully read all the literature, to complete all assignments and to prepare comments and questions for discussion.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator drs. I. Gooskens
Docent(en) drs. I. Gooskens
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Introducing qualitative research in psychology. 2013. Maidenhead: Open University Press (available online) Willig, C.
Opmerkingen This course accepts max. 16 students. External students are welcome if there are places left.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Spatial Sciences (research)  (Optional methodological courses (GERMMETH) year 1 and 2 Spatial Sciences) - semester I keuze
Ma psychologie (EN)  (Ma psychologie (Reflecting on Psychology ) ) 1 semester I keuze M