Valid from: Spring 2013
Decided by: FN3/Per Tunestål
Date of establishment: 2013-03-01
Division: Traffic and Roads
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English
The aim of the course is to give a broad overview of different qualitative research methods with a specific focus interviews and observations. The participant will conduct his or her own qualitative study using one method. Reflections on methodological aspects during the whole research process are important and should be focused. Consequently, the course participant will be able to evaluate reports based on qualitative methods.
Knowledge and Understanding
For a passing grade the doctoral student must have the knowledge and understanding about appropriate qualitiave methods för interview-studies and observation-studies.
Competences and Skills
For a passing grade the doctoral student must being able to use appropriate qualitative methods on an own case-study and argue for the choise of method. Will be able to evaluate reports based on qualitative methods.
Judgement and Approach
For a passing grade the doctoral student must have an approach that features reflections on methodological aspects during the whole research process.
The course participant chooses a specific subject (research question) on which he or she will carry out a study using one qualitative method. Experience from planning and using a qualitative method and reflections should be summarised into a report. At the seminar in June the participant will present the report. Peer reviewing by fellow student is practiced, which means that a fellow student, the reviewer who gives his or her opinion and comments on the report, reads the report. Between the two meetings two individual meeting for supervision will be arranged.
A list of litterature will be presented at the first scheduled meeting in the course.
Types of instruction: Lectures, seminars
Examination formats: Written report, seminars given by participants.
The participants will be assessed according to their performance on the written report and review of a fellow student’s report. The grading is passed/not passed. To get approved on the course both parts must be passed.
Grading scale: Failed, pass
Admission requirements: PhD students registered for PhD-studies
Assumed prior knowledge: doctoral students with no former or limited experience from qualitative methods.
Selection criteria: PhD-student
Examiner och Course manager: Åsa Thelander Department of strategic communication Lund University, Campus Helsingborg Phone +46 42 35 66 28 e-mail: email@example.com
Course coordinator: Åsa Thelander <firstname.lastname@example.org>