Qualitative Research Methods

Vakbeschrijving Qualitative Research Methods
Collegejaar: 2017-2018
Studiegidsnummer: 8824QRM12
Docent(en):
  • Dr. V. Tsagkroni
  • Dr. M. Bobic
Voertaal: Engels
Blackboard: Ja
EC: 5
Niveau: 500
Periode: Semester 1, Blok II
  • Geen Keuzevak
  • Geen Contractonderwijs
  • Geen Exchange
  • Geen Study Abroad
  • Geen Avondonderwijs
  • Geen A-la-Carte en Aanschuifonderwijs
  • Geen Honours Class

Admission requirements

MSc International Relations and Diplomacy students.

Description

The course is designed to help students develop their research skills in qualitative methods. The course covers three broad topics: (1) the design of qualitative studies, including case selection, conceptualization, and operationalization of variables, (2) specific techniques used for qualitative analysis (e.g., small-n comparative analysis, process tracing, interviewing, and participant observation), and (3) the practicalities of doing qualitative research.

Course objectives

Objective 1:

To understand and assess the appropriate use of qualitative methods in political science.

Objective 2:

To attain the skills necessary to carry out qualitative research.

Timetable

See link front page of the programme

Mode of instruction

Interactive class format, with lectures, discussion and exercises.

Course Load

5 EC

Assessment method

Students will be evaluated based on:

  • active participation in class activities (20%), and
  • 3 essays and applied exercises with written analysis (80% total).

Blackboard

To be announced.

Reading list

To be announced.

Registration

Use both uSis and Blackboard to register for every course.
Register for every course and workgroup via uSis. Some courses and workgroups have a limited number of participants, so register on time (before the course starts). In uSis you can access your personal schedule and view your results. Registration in uSis is possible from four weeks before the start of the course.
Also register for every course in Blackboard. Important information about the course is posted here.

Contact

Ragnhild Drange, MIRD programme coordinator

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