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Qualitative Research Methods



Course format On-site
Date 2021-01-11 - 2021-05-07

Course Description:

The course is designed for students planning a qualitative research for their MA/MPA thesis. The course gives students hands on knowledge about qualitative methodology, especially qualitative interviewing. The course also discusses on hand qualitative data and their use. Different methods for analyzing qualitative data, among them content and discourse analysis,are discussed and students are given opportunities to analyze data according to those different methods. Students in the course carry out assignments related to their MA/MPA research whenever possible.


None specified

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students should:

  • Be familiar with the theoretical underpinnings of qualitative research
  • Have gained skills in conducting a qualitative research
  • Know different methods for analyzing and be able to apply them on qualitative data
  • Have gained insight into the qualitative research process
  • Have gained skills in writing a thesis based on qualitative material


ISCED Categories

Personal skills and communication