Courses & Units

Qualitative Research Methods KGA520

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.

Note:

IGNORE THE NOTE ABOVE.  THIS UNIT IS AVAILABLE  IN SPRING  2017.  THIS IS A TEMPORARY GLITCH THAT WILL BE RESOLVED ASAP.  YOU SHOULD STILL BE ABLE TO SELF-ENROL IN THIS UNIT THROUGH eSTUDENT.

For Honours and coursework Masters students and HDR candidates. Offered subject to sufficient enrolments.

Introduction

Qualitative Research Methods provides Honours and coursework Masters students and HDR candidates with grounding in qualitative research methodologies and associated methods. Students will develop abilities in framing research questions; developing, critiquing and applying qualitative research methodologies; defending method choice; and the practicalities of method use such as interviewing. The unit is based on an expectation that students will engage in close and critical reading of key texts; participate in class discussion and group work; and position their own research in relation to historic and current trends in qualitative research. Students' own research will be central to class-based discussion, and students are expected to demonstrate a developing research methodology specific to their own research.

Summary

Unit name Qualitative Research Methods
Unit code KGA520
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Land & Food
Discipline Geography and Spatial Science
Coordinator

Dr Andrew Harwood

Teaching staff

Dr Andrew Harwood

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
2 050999

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Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Reading preparation and 5-day intensive face-to-face teaching component.

Assessment

Class participation (10%), 500 word outline and presentation (20%), 3,500 word methodology essay (70%)

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Textbooks

Required

Recommended

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