Upon successful completion of the course students will:
demonstrate advanced knowledge about the distinctive character of the qualitative method, its area of application and scientific theoretical foundation
demonstrate thorough ethical judgement both in relation to one's own role as a researcher and how the data collection may influence people's lives
be able to independently identify and evaluate relevant qualitative methodological aspects related to a limited problem
apply methods for data collection, analysis of qualitative data as well as reporting empirical data
be able to independently apply research design for qualitative projects
analyse and ask relevant scientific and methodological questions
be able to critically reflect on one's own research and that of others
be able to independently design qualitative research projects in correspondence with research guidelines
The course offers knowledge on challenges and critical use of qualitative research design. It will give extensive understanding of how to design qualitative studies related to definite problems in the disciplines of the participating students. The course focuses on qualitative analyses and how these should be interpreted and presented. Work connected to the project plan will be included in the course.
Main themes in the course:
Different qualitative data collection methods
Different qualitative methods of analysis
The discussion of qualitative findings
The presentation of findings in a scientific context
Research ethical reflections
Undervisnings- og læringsformer
Lectures with exercises
Participation in group work/seminars and rehearsals/guidance is compulsory, and 80% participation is requested. Estimated student workload in this course is approximately 270 hours.
Vilkår for å gå opp til eksamen
Participation at compulsory lectures
Approved project plan for the master's thesis
A graded individual written home exam over five days.
Emneansvarlig i samråd med studenttillitsvalgt fastsetter evalueringsform og om emnene skal ha midtveis- eller sluttevaluering, jf. kvalitetssystemet kapittel 4.1.