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Course Overview

This course provides a sound introduction to qualitative health research. You will consider the relevance and value of qualitative methodologies which respond to current  health agendas. The course introduces planning to conduct relevant research and a range of  methods to generate, handle and analyse qualitative data. You will gain insight into issues of  rigour, quality and ethics, and understand the importance of  engaging with relevant audiences.  The course is delivered by a range of experienced contributors, and you will gain insight into the practicalities of undertaking qualitative research via practical workshops and stimulating seminar discussions.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Foresterhill Sustained Study No
  • Dr Zoe Skea

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

- Introduction to qualitative paradigms - Qualitative methodologies (e.g. ethnography, phenomenology, action research, narrative enquiry etc) - Qualitative methods for data collection and analysis (e.g. interviews, focus groups, observation, framework analysis, grounded theory) - Sampling - Rigor and quality - Ethical challenges - Writing and effective communication of research findings

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Global Health and Management

Contact Teaching Time

44 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Academic poster (10%) and research protocol based on academic poster (90%).  

Formative Assessment




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