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Tue 15 Oct, Tue 22 Oct, ... Tue 5 Nov 2019
11:00 - 13:00

Venue: Sidgwick Site, Lecture Block Room 1

Provided by: Social Sciences Research Methods Programme


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An Overview Of Qualitative Data Collection And Analysis
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Tue 15 Oct, Tue 22 Oct, ... Tue 5 Nov 2019

Description

With such a large variety of qualitative research methods to choose from, creating a research design can be confusing and difficult without a sufficiently informed overview. This module aims to provide an overview by introducing qualitative data collection and analysis methods commonly used in social science research. The module provides a foundation for other SSRMP qualitative methods modules such as ethnography, discourse analysis, interviews, or diary research. Knowing what is ‘out there’ will help a researcher purposefully select further modules to study on, provide readings to deepen knowledge on specific methods, and will facilitate a more informed research design that contributes to successful empirical research.

Target audience
  • University Students from Tier 1 Departments
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here
Prerequisites

No prior knowledge is required.

Sessions

Number of sessions: 4

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 15 Oct   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Sidgwick Site, Lecture Block Room 1 map Elisabeth Sandler
2 Tue 22 Oct   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Sidgwick Site, Lecture Block Room 1 map Elisabeth Sandler
3 Tue 29 Oct   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Sidgwick Site, Lecture Block Room 1 map Elisabeth Sandler
4 Tue 5 Nov   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Sidgwick Site, Lecture Block Room 1 map Elisabeth Sandler
Topics covered
  • Session 1: qualitative interviews
  • Session 2: participant observation and solicited diaries
  • Session 3: different forms of qualitative data analysis
  • Session 4: a juxtaposition of all addressed methods: benefits, challenges and combining methods
Aims
  • To provide students with an overview of different qualitative methods commonly used in social science research and consider how they fit within a research design
  • To critically examine a number of different qualitative methods for data collection and analysis
  • To encourage students to give careful and thoughtful consideration of the best method/s for their own research
Assessment

An optional assessment consisting of open-ended questions will be available at the end of the module. The assessment is not compulsory.

Suggested Reading
  • Bryman, A. (2016) Social Research Methods. 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Creswell, J. (2013) Qualitative Inquiry & Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches. 3rd ed. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC: SAGE Publications, Inc.
  • Gibbs, G. R. (2018) Analyzing Qualitative Data. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, Melbourne: SAGE Publications.
  • Grbich, C. (2013) Qualitative Data Analysis: An Introduction. 2nd ed. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi,

Singapore, Washington DC: SAGE Publications Ltd.

  • Saldaña, J. (2016) The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers. 3rd ed. London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi, Singapore: SAGE Publications, Inc.
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Qualitative Methods

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