Courses & Units

Qualitative Research Methods KGA520

Hobart

Note:

For Honours and coursework Masters students and HDR candidates.

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

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school (extended) On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (extended) 29/10/2018 21/11/2018 24/12/2018 17/2/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,512.00 050999

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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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

Assessment

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

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Textbooks

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