The course provides an in-depth knowledge in and about various qualitative methods, as well as main characteristics and key concepts within the traditions which constitutes the background to these methods. Central in the course is to perform exercises in a selection of qualitative methods based on empirical data obtained through observation, interview, or text. Themes raised and problematize in the course is the qualitative research implications regarding: methodological considerations; choice of method in relation to a research question; collection of empirical material; interpretation; knowledge claims; and the ethical positions that arise.
This course contains occasions that are included in a degree programme at Umeå university and applies only to those of you who are admitted to the programme. You will recieve information about application times and what applies to you from your institution.