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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 2021 (193 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.

  • 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