Qualitative Inquiry

This module will give students an understanding of the value of qualitative research as well as a practical grasp of a variety of qualitative research strategies and techniques (participant observation, ethnographic fieldwork, in-depth interviews, life history interviews, oral history and other qualitative methods). It will introduce students to some key theoretical issues that structure the ongoing debates about qualitative methodology in the social sciences. It will provide the space for learning, experiencing and practising actual qualitative research. The course will involve discussions and presentations on the use of a variety of qualitative methods in relation to a particular study that the students will undertake.

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