Research Methods: Introduction to Qualitative Methods
Full course description
This course concentrates on introducing you to gaining your first insight into doing qualitative research. This course focuses more specifically on small-n research designs. Qualitative Research Skills aims to equip you with analytical tools in order to design and carry out case studies convincingly. In addition, this course will introduce you to some of the common used methods for data collection and data analysis such as process tracing, interviewing, discourse analysis and archival research. You can further develop those skills in Year three of your Bachelor with the Advanced Document Analysis and Interviewing.
At the end of the course, students will demonstrate the ability to:
- Acquire a basic understanding of qualitative methods such as case selection in small-n research, process tracing, interviewing and discourse analysis.
- Critically reflect and explain the various choices (in terms of case selection and methods used) that researchers make while conducting interpretive research.
- Identify the appropriate situations where qualitative research methods can be used.
- Apply the skills and knowledge learned in practical examples.
To be announced. Please see course manual.