Credits: 4

Schedule: 27.01.2020 - 13.02.2020

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After having completed the course the student understands how different qualitative data analysis methods can be utilised generally and in their own research project.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Seminars and lectures will address texts and themes in e.g. the following:
-Semiotic analysis (textual and visual)
-Discourse analysis
-Objects-based analysis and material culture studies
-Feminist analysis, gender analysis, postcolonial, intersectional analysis
-Other types of analysis, e.g. ethnography, big data, content analysis

The format of the course: the sessions will consist of lectures, seminars, small group and group discussions, presentations and a learning diary reflecting on the students’ own learning (approximately 2500 words).

Passing the course: attending the classes, preparing to calss by reading texts and writing reaction papers on them, preparing 1–3 questions or comments on the read texts, discussing the texts in class in small groups or in MyCourses website, preparing group presentations based on read texts and data gathered on the course ARTS-L0108 Methods of Gathering Qualitative Data.

The course is designed so that students will analyse research material, which they have gathered during the previous course ARTS-L0108 Methods of Gathering Qualitative Data.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

-Attending the first contact teaching session is compulsory and participation in classes should be at least 80%, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

-Compulsory assignments individually and/or in groups

-Progress in practical skills and critical reflection on own learning to be evidenced through class participation and coursework.

-A final assignment: reflective learning diary up to 2 000 words.


Grading criteria

The following summary presents the criteria that apply to different grades. The grading criteria is designed so that requirements included to achieve the lowest approved grade, the grade of 1, also applies to higher grades (5-2).

5 An excellent ability to use different analysis methods and evaluate which methods are best for which research material. An excellent ability to show understanding of how different analytical methods are related to each other, and how they affect the outcome of the analysis. An excellent ability to independently choose the best method for analysis

4 Good ability to draw conclusions showing understanding of how different methodological choices are related to each other, and affect the outcome of the analysis. Ability to critically reflect on how the choices of analytical methods affect the outcome of the analysis

3 Good knowledge of qualitative analysis methods. Ability to describe and explain how different qualitative analysis methods can be used in research

2 Good knowledge of qualitative analysis methods. Rudimentary ability to describe and explain how they can be used in research

1 Knowledge of qualitative analysis methods. Rudimentary ability to describe how they can be used in research

0 Insufficient: No relevant knowledge. Handed in a defective learning diary or one that cannot be assessed. Supplementary work is needed.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Appr. 108 h:
-lectures and seminars: 24 h
-reading 24 h
-independent and group work (preparing presentations, reaction papers, learning diary and the like): 60 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

A reading package will be provided prior the course.

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

ARTS-L0108 Methods of Gathering Qualitative Data or similar content. The course is designed so that students can either analyze their own research data or data they have gathered during the previous course ARTS-L0108 Methods of Gathering Qualitative Data.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0-5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

WebOodi

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Minimum number of participants: 8
Max. 25 participants in class. First year doctoral candidates at Aalto ARTS given priority, others can be taken in the order of registration.

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