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Qualitative Methods

This course provides student with essential knowledge of qualitative research concepts and techniques in preparation for thesis writing.

Using the framework of research considerations  (epistemologies, theories, methodologies, and methods) it touches upon the first two issues but concentrates on the latter two). Under the overarching theme of designing a social science research project, the course covers the following themes: generating knowledge, working with theory, applying qualitative methods, verifying sources, and writing-up results. In covering these topics, the course requires students to read and engage with qualitative methods literature along with their own topic-specific literature.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    Lectures and seminars. Attendance at seminars are mandatory. All courses on the Master's level are all held in English.


    Continuous written and oral examination.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
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