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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The goal of this course is to develop understanding and skills in qualitative research methods in industrial engineering and management research, specifically focused on qualitative reserach in the research areas of operation and service management, entrepreneurial leadership, and strategy and ventruning, and how the results are usually presented in journal articles. The course covers most of the qualitative research methods techniques, for planning, conducting, analyzing and reporting, used in the top management journals, including inductive and abductive analysis, case study method, qualitative coding, interviewing, video recording, conducting observation and surveys, collecting and working with archival data, digitizing and working with digitalized qualitative data, and reporting (write-up) of qualitative research. The course is designed for both those interested in reading and evaluating research done with qualitative methods, and for those who already use or plan to use qualitative research methods in their own work. The number of credits varies between 3-6 depending on the assignments students choose to complete.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 17.05.2021 - 26.05.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Robin Gustafsson

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Robin Gustafsson

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

Content
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course will develop understand and skills in qualitative research methods, including inductive and abductive method, case study method, qualitative coding, interviewing, conducting observation and surveys, collecting and working with archival data, video-based analysis of social interaction, digitizing and working with digitalized qualitative data, and reporting (write-up) of qualitative research.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Class participation, lecture diary, pre-class assignments, class assignments, and data analysis assignments. The course can be done either as a 3 cr course or as an extended 6 cr course with additional assignments. The 3 cr optional extensions will be organized around selected more indepth qualitative research methods based on students interests, i.e. working with digitized data, video analysis, and qualitative coding and writing up the analysis, in which one or two senior scholars will act as mentors for the student group (1-4 students) in their work with their own qualitative data.

DETAILS

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    TU-L0030 Qualitative Research Methods in Industrial Engineering and Management

Prerequisites
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    TU-L0000 Research Methods in Industrial Engineering and Management

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