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Coding and analysing qualitative material

The course will provide the students with theoretical and practical knowledge on how to organize and code qualitative text and visual data, how to prepare them for analysis and how to apply content/thematic analysis on text material. After the course, the students will have the tools necessary to analyze qualitative data thematically by using qualitative software.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The teaching will be based on lectures and seminars in the form of workshops in which the methods are applied.

    Due to the current situation with the corona pandemic, all teaching will be held online via pre-recorded lectures and live sessions or seminars on Zoom at a given date and time, with the lecturer(s) and students in attendance. Several sessions will require preparatory work consisting of readings or other preparations (see the Schedule, below, and Plans at the course website in Athena for detailed information on every session, e.g., readings, preparatory work, instructions, and links). We will use the software QSR NVivo and it is very important that you install the program on your own computer before Session 2 (NVivo software) on Friday January 29th. Further instructions are published at the Athena course site.

    Online attendance and active participation in the seminars are mandatory. In case of absence, the student will be given compensatory assignments to be submitted via Athena.

    The course will be taught in English.

    For more detailed information, please see the course description: PH06A0 Course description, Spring term 2021 (195 Kb)

    Assessment

    The course is examined by two practical individual assignments that the student will work with during the workshops and at home, as well as active participation in the seminars. In case of absence, the student will be given compensatory assignments.

    Examiner

    Jessica Storbjörk and Jukka Törrönen

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Contact

    Study counsellor
    Study administrator
    Coordinator, master's programme
    Director of Studies, Basic and advanced levels
    Associate Director of Studies