Term 3 - Online
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This subject provides students with an introduction to the theory and application of qualitative inquiry. Topics that will be examined include: orientations to, and debates surrounding, qualitative approaches; the collection, display and analysis of qualitative data; the use of systematic methods of data reduction, display and analysis and how qualitative research methods are commonly used in evaluation studies.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject it is expected that students should be able to:
- define qualitative inquiry and relate it to its theoretical and philosophical foundations
- determine the conditions and questions for which a qualitative study is most appropriate
- design and conduct a qualitative study including: selecting and applying a range of data collection techniques; creating and analysing data from field notes and interview transcriptions; developing coding categories and presenting results.
Last updated: 29 October 2019