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Analysing qualitative text and visual data materials

The course provides knowledge about qualitative methods related to textual analysis, narrative analysis, and discourse analysis. The aim is for the students to learn how to apply these methods for the analysis of interviews, texts, and visual materials. The course covers: analysing distinctions and categories, narrative analysis, and critical discourse analysis.

  • 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 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.

    Overall, the course consists of three 4-hour online sessions. Online attendance and active participation to them are mandatory. In case of absence, the student will be given compensatory assignments to be submitted via Athena.

    For more detailed information, please see the course description:  PH07A0 Course description, Spring term 2022 (182 Kb)


    The course is examined by two practical individual assignments that the students 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.


    Jessica Storbjörk and Jukka Törrönen.

  • 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.

    A detailed schedule for this course will be presented to all registered students in Athena, and in the course description (available above under 'Course structure').

  • Course literature

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


    Contact information for Master's students

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