For Honours and coursework Masters students and HDR candidates.
Qualitative Research Methods provides Honours, Masters 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.
|Unit name||Qualitative Research Methods|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|
|Coordinator||Doctor Andrew Harwood|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Evaluate qualitative research methodologies relevant to your research
- Justify the selection and application of qualitative research methods to your research
- Analyse your qualitative research taking into account ethics, representation, legitimacy, validity, and trustworthiness
- Frame your research in relation to historic and current trends in qualitative research
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Self-directed reading prior to 5-day face-to-face intensive (10am to 4pm each day consisting of seminars, tutorials and forums).
|Assessment||Methodology outline/plan (20%)|Methodology seminar and peer review (30%)|Methodology essay (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings are supplied at the commencement of the unit, on MyLO and via reading lists in the UTas library.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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