University of Amsterdam

Qualitative Research Methods

This course is part of Methods and Statistics in Social Sciences Specialization

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Gerben Moerman

Instructor: Gerben Moerman

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There are 8 modules in this course

Welcome to the first week of the course. We start with an introduction, followed by two lessons on the Philosophy of Qualitative Research.

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8 videos12 readings1 peer review

In the first module we discussed the philosophy of qualitative research, explaining some basic notions and general philosophical approaches. In this second module we'll discuss observation as an important method within qualitative research. What types of observation are there? How do we observe? And how do we analyse and describe our data?

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9 videos10 readings1 peer review

What makes qualitative research 'good' is a rather difficult question. Different criteria are suggested, but within the field of qualitative research there is not much agreement on these criteria. However, there is quite some agreement on what good practices of qualitative research are. In this module we will start in lesson 1 with a discussion of good practices of qualitative research.

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9 videos9 readings2 quizzes

In this module we'll look at what a qualitative interview entails by trying to define it and by discussing different forms of interviewing behaviour.

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7 videos9 readings1 peer review

In previous modules we discussed how you should observe a social situation or conduct a qualitative interview. Now we will focus on what to do with your data, by discussing qualitative analysis. In this module you will try to do a qualitative analysis by interpreting your observed data and try to code it.

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6 videos10 readings1 peer review

In this module I will discuss ideas on writing in qualitative research, I will discuss mixing methods and talk about the ethical issues you should consider.

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7 videos12 readings1 peer review

In this module there's no new material. The only requirement in this module is that you finish up the final peer review assignment.

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1 reading

This is the final module, where you can apply everything you've learned up until now in the final exam. Please note that you can only take the final exam once every day, so make sure you are fully prepared to take the test. Please follow the honor code and do not communicate or confer with others taking this exam. Good luck! Once you've taken the exam, please consider doing the other courses in our specialisation track. I hope it was an enjoyable experience. If it was, please consider joining in with the Massive Open Online Research by my colleague Christian Bröer. Thanks for all your hard work, feedback and interpretations, the course team and your fellow learners really appreciate it!

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Gerben Moerman
University of Amsterdam
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