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|Teaching method||Contact hours|
|Course coordinator(s)||dr. ME Ormond|
|Lecturer(s)||dr. R Fletcher|
|dr. SP Koot|
|dr. K Doughty|
|dr. R Lie|
|dr. PA Tamas|
|AGM de Vrieze|
|dr. ir. CPG Driessen|
|dr. ME Ormond|
|Examiner(s)||dr. ME Ormond|
Language of instruction:
Assumed knowledge on:
Qualitative Data Analysis (YRM-60806) plus either Critical Perspectives on Social Theory (PhD course) OR Advanced Social Theory (CPT-55306) OR WASS Research Methodology: From Topic to Proposal (PhD course)
Students learn about & practice key qualitative methods while gaining exposure to how diverse theoretical lenses make use of these methods. The course covers: interpretation, representation & validity; reflexivity & positionality; power relations & ethics; interviewing; participant observation; actor-network approaches; data collection for discourse analysis; participatory & co-creation research methods; and visual & other sense-based research methods.
After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- assess the analytical value of different types of methods relative to the student’s own research questions and theoretical framework;
- identify different types of methods’ particular logistical requirements and challenges;
- anticipate ethical issues posed by the use of specific research methods;
- design a data collection methods strategy aligned with the student’s own research questions and theoretical framework.
- workshops with lectures & interactive learning;
- exercises to practice specific methods & reflect on their effects;
- development of an individualised data collection methods strategy;
Each component must be marked with a 5.5 or higher:
- portfolio of peer-reviewed written post-session reflections (65%);
- written peer-reviews of others' written post-session reflections (10%);
- individualised data collection methods strategy (25%).