When: Monday 3rd June 13:00 – 17:00 and Thursday 6th June 9:00 – 13:00 (Attendance to both dates is required.)
Where: Social Sciences Divisional Office, Hayes House, 75 George Street, Oxford (Rooms A and B)
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The course is designed to provide a broad introduction to qualitative and mixed method research. With an emphasis on using qualitative research alongside quantitative studies, or as part of a mixed methodological approach, we will explore various philosophical notions that inform different methodologies outline principles of qualitative study design, common data collection and analysis techniques; and explore issues such as quality indicators, writing and ethics.
This course will be most useful to people who are starting work on a project with a qualitative dimension, doctoral student at the beginning of their projects, and those who are thinking about using qualitative research methods for the first time.
1) Appreciate the range qualitative research traditions and methodologies, and the philosophical principles that underpin them.
2) Critically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages, of qualitative methods and how they can be used alongside their methods.
3) Demonstrate critical understanding of the main methods used in qualitative research for generating and analysing data.
4) Develop critical awareness of key issues around credibility of qualitative research effectively.