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Qualitative Research Methods (CRIM40002)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeCRIM40002
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject forms an advanced overview of theories, methods and ethical issues in qualitative research. The subject will focus on the techniques of field studies, intensive interviewing, and case studies. Students will carry out small scale qualitative research exercises and will present them orally and in writing.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should:

  • understand the place of qualitative methods within general research strategies of the social sciences;
  • have knowledge of specific qualitative techniques such as case study methods,in depth interviewing and participant observation/field research;
  • be able to carry out small scale qualitative research projects;
  • be able to present their findings orally and in writing.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should:

  • have highly developed cognitive, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • have an advanced understanding of complex concepts and the ability to express them lucidly in writing and orally;
  • have sophisticated awareness of cultural, ethnic and gender diversities and their implications;
  • have an ability to plan work and to use time effectively.

Last updated: 26 July 2019