Courses & Units

Qualitative Research Methods KGA520

Note:

For Honours and coursework Masters students and HDR candidates.

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Qualitative Research Methods
Unit code KGA520
Credit points 12.5
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
Level Postgraduate

Availability

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

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (extended) 30/10/2023 22/11/2023 26/12/2023 18/2/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,922.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Self-directed reading prior to 5-day face-to-face intensive (10am to 4pm each day consisting of seminars, tutorials and forums).

AssessmentMethodology seminar and peer review (30%)|Methodology outline/plan (20%)|Methodology essay (50%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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