Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis

This module aims to give students a broad knowledge of a range of qualitative methodological and analytical skills, which they can apply in a variety of research contexts. The course is designed to give students a grounding in the basic principles of qualitative research methodology. It will:

(i) provide students with an introduction to the major methods of qualitative data collection and analysis,
(ii) show how qualitative data are actively constructed and interpreted by the researcher, and
(iii) foster an appreciation of the practical and epistemological concerns raised by qualitative data collection. 

Topics include questionnaire design, interviewing techniques, survey design, qualitative data analysis methods and mixed methods.

There is also a 10 credit version of this module available. PGM0810