Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
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.
Schedule: 01.03.2021 - 31.03.2021
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Saija Katila
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Saija Katila
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teaching language: English
Languages of study attainment: English
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
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.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Contact teaching 24 h
Independent work 136 h
Total 160 h
Material and readings provided by the teacher.
Eriksson, Päivi & Kovalainen, Anne (2016) Qualitative methods in business research. ISBN 978-1-4129-0316-5 Availability
Substitutes for Courses
This course can be substituted with 80E80100 Business Research Methods.
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.
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals
10 Reduced Inequality
- Teacher: Saija Katila