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Intermediate Level
Approx. 29 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Arabic

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Philosophy of Qualitative Research

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 61 min), 12 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
1.1 On Elephants10m
1.2 Ontology for social actors6m
1.3 Ontology for social researchers4m
1.4 Epistemology8m
1.5 Hermeneutics7m
1.6 Phenomenology10m
1.7 Pragmatism5m
12 readings
A very warm welcome to Qualitative Research Methods!10m
Course description10m
Prerequisite knowledge needed10m
Course Structure10m
Standing on shoulders of giants10m
Team10m
On Elephants10m
Slides10m
References10m
How to never emerge from the library again...10m
Slides10m
References10m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Observation

5 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 78 min), 10 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
2.2 Participant Observation13m
2.3 Views on Observation9m
2.4 Observational Focus7m
2.5 Cyclists in Amsterdam6m
2.6 Privatizing Public Space11m
2.7 Field Notes7m
2.8 Fieldwork organisation6m
2.9 Observation and Interpretation8m
10 readings
Background of observation as a method10m
Slides10m
References10m
Focus and the assignment10m
Slides10m
References10m
Note taking and Interpreting10m
Slides10m
References10m
Peer Review: Assignment B: instructions10m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Good Practices & Criteria

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 89 min), 9 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
3.2 Triangulation8m
3.3 Abduction25m
3.4 Focus on Details and Context5m
3.5 Look for Contradiction6m
3.6 Reflexivity7m
3.7 How Many Cases Are Enough5m
3.8 Theoretical Saturation7m
3.9 Criteria For Research Quality12m
9 readings
Good practices10m
Slides10m
References10m
Selecting Cases10m
Slides10m
References10m
Criteria for Research Quality10m
Slides10m
References10m
2 practice exercises
Practice quiz6m
Midterm exam1h
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Qualitative Interviewing

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 62 min), 9 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
4.2 Typologies of Interviews9m
4.3 Rapport in interviewing6m
4.4 Powergame or Roleplaying9m
4.5 Probing and prompting10m
4.6 Probing tactics8m
4.7 Interviewing, a final thought5m
9 readings
What is a qualitative interview?10m
Slides10m
References10m
Interviewing Behaviour10m
Slides10m
References10m
Probing10m
Slides10m
References10m

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About the Methods and Statistics in Social Sciences Specialization

Identify interesting questions, analyze data sets, and correctly interpret results to make solid, evidence-based decisions. This Specialization covers research methods, design and statistical analysis for social science research questions. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply the skills you learned by developing your own research question, gathering data, and analyzing and reporting on the results using statistical methods....
Methods and Statistics in Social Sciences

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