|Translation of the Swedish course syllabus|
|Qualitative Research Methods, 7.5 credits|
|(Kvalitativa metoder, 7,5 högskolepoäng)|
|Subject area:||Political Science|
|Main field of study:||Political Science|
|Academic school:||School of Social Sciences|
|Disciplinary domain:||Social Sciences 100%|
|Education cycle:||Second-cycle (Master)|
|Progressive specialisation:||A1N (Second cycle. Entry requirements: completed first-cycle course/s)|
|Language of instruction:||English|
|Valid from:||HT 2017 (autumn semester)|
This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Humanities, Social Sciences and Technology at Södertörn University on 2017-03-28 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.
Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in Social Sciences as the main field of study, and English B or equivalent.
Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:
|4.||Course content, modules and examinations
This course presents and critically assesses qualitative methods for the collection, interpretation and analysis of empirical data. Specific methods in focus include qualitative research interviews, archival research, participant observation, and a variety of methods for textual analysis. The course addresses the strengths, weaknesses, and applicability of each method. This course will not only deepen the participants’ understanding of the advantages and limits of qualitative methods, but also develop skills for using such methods in practice. Ethical and gender considerations for various methods are thoroughly discussed.
1001, Qualitative Research Methods, 7,5 credits
(Kvalitativa metoder, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
Grades permitted: U/G/VG
Lectures, mandatory seminars, and practical applications.
The course is examined via:
-Written take-home exam
-Active participation in seminars
-Written hand-in assignments
Occasional absence from a seminar can be compensated for by a written exercise, as advised by the examiner.
|The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.|
|8.||Restrictions on accreditation
The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.