Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Qualitative Research Methods: An Introduction

LEVEL D - Doctoral Workshops/Symposium

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Doctoral School

DESCRIPTION This workshop will introduce the principles of qualitative research to candidates in a variety of domains. An outline of the research strategy principles of qualitative research will be provided and will be followed by a discussion on the five key traditions of qualitative research in several research contexts: grounded theory, ethnomethodology, narrative studies, ethnography and hermeneutic approaches.


By the end of this workshop, doctoral researchers should be able to:

- locate and justify qualitative research across the four different types of research strategies (inductive, deductive, retroductive and abductive);
- distinguish between the five traditions of qualitative research;
- envisage the requirements for effective conduct of research in any one of the five traditions of qualitative research;
- justify each tradition depending on the nature of the research question;
- identify the data basic premises for effective data collection in each of these traditions.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Timetable Details

Semester 1
Occ A - Date: 14 Oct 2019; Time: 9:00 - 12:00; Duration: 3 hours

Semester 2
Occ AE - Date: 10 Mar 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00; Duration: 3 hours


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%
Important - Due to the COVID19 Pandemic the information regarding the method of assessment indicated above may have been changed. Further details have been provided by your F/I/C/S.

LECTURER/S Emanuel Said

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