This course gives an overview of commonly used qualitative methods in the field of information systems. It will cover basic techniques for collecting, interpreting, and analyzing qualitative data. This includes a focus on how to gather different types of qualitative data, including empirical data from observations, interviews, and documents. The next part of the course deals with the process of proceeding from data collection to data analysis. Students will be introduced to the basic techniques of using computer programs for qualitative data analysis.
Qualitative Research in Information Systems, 7.5 credits
Spring Term 2023
16 February 2023
21 March 2023
Type of studies
Admission to the course requires 90 credits in informatics, computer science, business administration, cognitive science, media and communication studies, pedagogics, psychology, political science or sociology (or equivalent competence). Also required is English B/6.
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
The online application opens 01 June 2022 at 13:00 CET.
Application deadline is
15 August 2022. How to apply
Application and tuition fees
As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.