Pedagogy – Doctoral Degree 2009
Qualitative Research
Status: optional
Recommended Year of Study: 1
Recommended Semester: 2
ECTS Credits Allocated: 10.00
Pre-requisites: /

Course objectives: Training students for understanding the epistemological foundations of qualitative research, introduction to characteristics of qualitative research and training for planning and implementation of particular types of qualitative research.

Course description: Interpretative paradigm as a theoretical-epistemological foundation of qualitative research and its relation to the other paradigms (empirical-analytical, critical). The nature of learning and qualitative research. Research strategies in: ethnographic research, case study, research based on phenomenological observation, research based on content analysis, critical discourse analysis, participatory research. Ethical particularity of qualitative research. The role of researcher and other participants in research. Learning resources and the nature of qualitative data. Methods, techniques and instruments for data collecting. Ways of data organizing, analysing and interpretation. Procedures of deduction and results presentation. Writing the report on the conducted research. Possibilities of application and combining the qualitative research with other types of research.

Learning Outcomes: Student should: understand the epistemological standpoints of qualitative research; be familiar with the types and their characteristics, values and limitations; be familiar with and capable of using the basic strategies in planning and implementing qualitative research.

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