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Qualitative Research Methods (5 cr)

Code: HY00BS15-3004

General information


Enrollment

23.05.2022 - 05.08.2022

Timing

01.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual proportion

5 op

RDI proportion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Unit

Korkeakouluyksikkö D /YAMK

Campus

Laurea Virtual Campus

Teaching languages

  • English

Seats

41 - 50

Degree programmes

  • Complementary competence, master’s studies in English (CYJ2), Generic studies
  • Complementary competence, Master’s studies (TYJ), Generic Studies

Teachers

  • Jukka Ojasalo

Teacher in charge

Jukka Ojasalo

Groups

  • CYJ22KJ
    Complementary competence (master’s studies in English), K22, Generic studies
  • TYJ22KJ
    Täydentävä osaaminen (yamk-tutkinto), K22, yhteiset opinnot

Objectives

The students will be able to
- Understand the principles of qualitative research and data analysis
- Outline the different approaches of qualitative data analysis
- Understand the stages in the analytical process
- Code and categorize qualitative data
- Report results from analysis

Teaching methods

Lectures, group exercises during instruction, individual assignments

Learning materials and recommended literature

Saldana, Johny, Patricia Leavy, and Natasha Beretvas (2011). Fundamentals of Qualitative Research. Oxford University Press.

Instructor’s slides handout

Co-operation with working life and/or RDI

Each student may select the case company/organization for the course assignment him/herself.

Important dates

17th September 2022, 08.30-16.30
22th October 2022, 08.30-16.30
26th November 2022, 08:30-16:30

Students workload

5 ects credits = 135 hours (1 credit = 27 hours of work)
Contact sessions
Reading the literature for the assignments
Collaboration with the case company/organization
Writing the assignments (notes, reports)

Content and scheduling

Objectives
The students will be able to
• Understand the principles of qualitative research and data analysis
• Outline the different approaches of qualitative data analysis
• Understand the stages in the analytical process
• Code and categorize qualitative data
• Report results from analysis

Description
The course helps to understand and conduct qualitative research. It increases capabilities to analyse qualitative data. It introduces the philosophical grounds of qualitative methodology and different qualitative methods. It helps in making methodological choices of and advancing the student’s own thesis project through individual assignments and group exercises. It includes individual coaching with the instructor concerning the methodology of student’s thesis.

Further information for students

It is compulsory to attend the contact sessions

Grading scale

Approved/Failed

Evaluation methods and criteria

Participation in instruction, assignments

Evaluation criteria, approved/failed

Approval criteria: Obligatory assignments, participation in instruction