Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis
Module code: SY7035
Module co-ordinator: TBC
In this module you will consider the typical course of qualitative research - from ethics and access to data analysis. We will explore the main traditions of qualitative research and review different methodologies of data collection and analysis, such as qualitative interviews, focus groups, ethnography and participant observation, content analysis and related coding protocols. We will also review the main objectives of case studies, process tracing and comparisons in qualitative research.
The goal of this module is specifically to choose the best qualitative research tools for a particular research question and to make the research 'work' at all stages.
This module comprises nine two-hour seminars. These sessions are interactive and will also include practical exercises. For example, the group will work together to design interview schedules.
- Essay, 4,000 words (100%)