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Qualitative Research Methods


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About This Course

Qualitative Research Methods are increasingly popular in the Social Sciences and Humanities. They enable us to get an in-depth and contextual understanding of the topical phenomena in our society. In this introductory course, you will learn how to set up your qualitative research, how to collect and analyse qualitative data, and how to report on the qualitative results. We will provide many hands-on examples, and give you the opportunity to extensively try it out yourself. This course stands out because it also gives you detailed instructions on how to do this with the assistance of computer software. Finally, we really want you to experience the fascination of doing qualitative research yourself.

This course will help you in developing the knowledge and skills to conduct your own Qualitative Research. As such it is suitable for Bachelor students working on their bachelor thesis research project, or for Master students working on their master thesis research project, but also for PhD students working on their PhD research.

This course covers the following topics: Principles of qualitative research; Setting up your research: Qualitative designs, Mixed Designs, Case study designs; Collecting qualitative data: interviews, observation, visual data, existing documents; Analysing qualitative data: Grounded Theory Analysis, Phenomenological Analysis, Ethnographic Analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis, Visual Data Analysis; Objective Hermeneutical Analysis; Reporting qualitative results.

Requirements

To take part in this course you do not need any special skills or prerequired knowledge, but acquaintance with the general social scientific way of thinking is certainly an advantage. This course

Course Staff

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Prof. Huib Ernste, Radboud University

Prof. in Human Geography and Lecturer in Qualitative Research Methods for more than 30 years

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Prof. Norman Backhaus, University of Zurich

Prof. in Human Geography and Lecturer in Qualitative Research Methods

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Prof. Hanna Hilbrandt, University of Zurich

Prof. in Social and Cultural Geography and Lecturer in Qualitative Research Methods

Many more Experts in the field of Qualitative Research Methods

All these experts share their knowledge and experience with you in this course

Requirements

To take part in this course you do not need any special skills or prerequired knowledge, but acquaintance with the general social scientific way of thinking is certainly an advantage. This course

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