Qualitative Methods II builds upon the material learnt in Qualitative Methods I and addresses a range of specialist qualitative techniques, their underpinning theoretical framework and their practical application.
Pre-requisites: RESM6003 or RESM6009
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Understand the main arguments for and against using a range of specialist qualitative techniques
- Make decisions about choosing appropriate advanced qualitative methods
- Effectively draw on literature on advanced qualitative methods to construct methodological arguments
- Articulate arguments for applying aspects of advanced methods to your own research contexts.
- Critically assess the relevance of various methods for collecting and analysing qualitative data.
- Contribute to discussions within seminars
- Use qualitative methods appropriately to analyse data
- Evaluate and report on using advanced methods of qualitative analysis
- Analyse the practical and ethical challenges in advanced qualitative research;
The syllabus for this 10 CATS module will cover a variety of advanced and specialist techniques in qualitative methods. We will consider the theoretical frameworks guiding specific qualitative
data collection and analysis techniques.
1. Introduction to module and grounded theory
2. Biographical research
3. Visual methods
4. Discourse analysis
5. Case study research
6. Action research
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The module involves generic, interdisciplinary lectures by experts in the field, designed to provide a good, general overview of the method or topic. Seminar content is designed to explore the particular issues that arise in using qualitative methods in the social sciences and use a range of appropriate pedagogic methods. Students are also expected to undertake self-directed learning, supported by module materials
|Total study time||100|
Resources & Reading list
Other. • International Journal of Qualitative Methods (open access) • The Qualitative Report • Forum: qualitative Social Research (open access) • Qualitative Research • Qualitative Research Journal • International Journal of Social Research Methodology
Others. The module will draw strongly on blended learning. In order to deliver this, resources will be made available by the Doctoral Training Centre to support recording of lectures, production of lectures/powerpoint slide show etc. Currently available resources such as textbooks, e-books, software and online materials (e.g. NCRM materials and recordings) will also be used.
Silverman, D (2010). Doing Qualitative Research: A Practical Handbook. Sage.
Mason, J. (2002). Qualitative Researching. Sage.
Fielding, N. (2008). The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods. Sage.
Flick, U. (2009). An Introduction to Qualitative Research. Sage.
Assessment involves accessing, downloading and secondary analysis of an archived qualitative data set.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External