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SL5011: ADVANCED QUALITATIVE METHODS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

Qualitative Sociology: Philosophy and Methods: This course introduces students to a range of methods used in qualitative sociological research (such as participant observation, qualitative interviewing, focus groups, diaries, photography and film, and archived data sources). The emphasis will be on the research process, from project design to analysis and presentation, with methodological issues raised in the context of researchable questions. Issues of reliability, representativeness and validity, and the potential for combining methods will be addressed. Students use the course work to develop their research interests and reflect on their research practices.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Marta Trzebiatowska

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Qualitative Sociology: Philosophy and Methods: This course introduces students to a range of methods used in qualitative sociological research (such as participant observation, qualitative interviewing, focus groups, diaries, photography and film, and archived data sources). The emphasis will be on the research process, from project design to analysis and presentation, with methodological issues raised in the context of researchable questions. Issues of reliability, representativeness and validity, and the potential for combining methods will be addressed. Students use the course work to develop their research interests and reflect on their research practices.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MRes Business Research
  • MRes Political Research
  • MRes Real Estate
  • MRes Social Research
  • MSc Global Conflict and Peace Processes
  • MSc Globalization
  • MSc Post-Conflict Justice & Peacebuilding
  • MSc Religion and Society
  • MSc Sociology
  • MSc in Sex, Gender, Violence: Contemporary Critical Approaches
  • Master Of Science In Policy Evaluation
  • Msc In Comparative European Societies

Contact Teaching Time

62 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 7 - 17

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

One essay (25%) and one research report (75%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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