Courses & Units

Qualitative Research Methods KGA520

Hobart

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
Available as student elective? No
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) 25/10/2021 17/11/2021 20/12/2021 13/2/2022

* 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 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

  • identify, describe and critically reflect upon a range of qualitative research methodologies.
  • critically justify and reflect upon the application of qualitative research methods.
  • understand how validity and trustworthiness are understood within qualitative research.
  • position your own research in relation to historic and current trends in qualitative research.
  • develop a methodological account specific to your research.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050999 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,783.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching

AssessmentTutorial Participation/Other Participation (10%)|Plan (20%)|Essay (70%)
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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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