Laajuus: 6

Aikataulu: 11.09.2017 - 12.10.2017

Vastuuopettaja (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Saija Katila

Opetusperiodi (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Period II, Töölö Campus and IV Otaniemi Campus (2018-2019) Period II and IV (2019-2020) Otaniemi Campus

Osaamistavoitteet (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students will demonstrate knowledge of:
• The basic epistemological underpinnings of qualitative research.
• A range of qualitative methodologies (ethnography, action research, case study etc.).
• A range of qualitative methods of data collection (interview, field notes etc.) and analysis (thematic analysis, narrative analysis etc.).
• The practical challenges of undertaking fieldwork.
Students will develop the following skills:
• The ability to design qualitative research and argue for the choices made
• The competence to collect qualitative data ‘in the field’.
• The aptitude to analyze qualitative data manually.
• The capacity to critically reflect on both the content and process of a research project and to identify potential ethical issues.
• The proficiency to discuss and write about qualitative research in a clear and concise manner.

Sisältö (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course covers the basic epistemological underpinnings of qualitative research as well as a range of qualitative methodologies (ethnography, action research, case study etc.). The course focuses on the process of doing qualitative research starting from defining the research questions and proceeding to designing the study i.e. which qualitative methodologies as well as data gathering and analysis methods fit with the research question.

Toteutus, työmuodot ja arvosteluperusteet (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

100% assignments

Työmäärä toteutustavoittain (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact teaching 24 h
Independent work 136 h
Total 160 h

Oppimateriaali (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Material and readings provided by the teacher.

Eriksson, Päivi & Kovalainen, Anne (2008) Qualitative methods in business research. ISBN 978-1-4129-0316-5 Availability

Korvaavuudet (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course can be substituted with 80E80100 Business Research Methods.

Kurssin kotisivu (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Esitiedot (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course is designed for students who are working on / starting to work on their thesis. Please DO NOT register for the course if you are not ready to work on your thesis.

Arvosteluasteikko (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Ilmoittautuminen (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Lisätietoja (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Compulsory active participation in class (5/8)

The course is designed to facilitate students’ master’s thesis processes, therefore it is recommended that the participants have a preliminary thesis topic when registering for the course.

The course is open only to the students of the department of Management.

The course is not open for exchange students.

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