The course is divided in three modules. During the first part of the course the historical background and recent developments of qualitative research methods are introduced. Basic ontological and epistemological assumptions are discussed. Attention is also directed to subjects such as research ethics, analytical procedures, presentation of results, and transferability. During the second part of the course different qualitative traditions are presented, in order to gain a more in-depth understanding of qualitative research practice. This part consists of both theoretical discussion and practical exercises. The third part of the course is dedicated to the individual examination paper. In this paper students are expected to reflect on the ontological and epistemological assumptions and/or the practice of qualitative research methods in relation to one or several of the traditions presented during the course.
Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences, 7.5 hp
Autumn Term 2019
Lectures begin on week starting 28 October 2019
Lectures end during the week of 13 January 2020
Type of studies
Univ: Courses of the amount of 90 ECTS credits in Social Sciences (Social Work 90 ECTS, Sociology 90 ECTS, Social Policy 90 ECTS, Social Administration 90 ECTS, Social Care 90 ECTS, Education 90 ECTS, Political Science 90 ECTS, Peace and Conflict Studies 90 ECTS, Cultural Geography 90 ECTS, Economics 90 ECTS) or equivalent eligibility.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimun total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section).
Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se.
Application deadline is
15 January 2019.