Dec 21, 2018
I found this a very useful way of getting a basic introduction to qualitative research methods, without just sitting down with some text books. The content was engaging and at the right level for me.
Oct 09, 2016
The teacher is really passionate, everything's very clear and easy to understand. It's full of all the basic knowledge one needs to know about qualitative research methods to begin working with them.
By Matthew B•
Jul 11, 2019
The subject matter was interesting and useful to me. The reason I didn't rate the course higher is that I found a lot of the lectures hard to follow because the lecturer often wandered off on tangents or ended thoughts with non sequiturs. This made it hard to understand precisely what he wanted to say, which was a shame when we're dealing with nuanced concepts. My notes are full of question marks because, at times, I truly wasn't sure what information he was trying to tell us. I also found some of the assignments similarly confusing in their instructions and structure. I think this could be helped by working with someone outside the field to polish up the murkier parts of the lectures and assignments.
By Dr.Debasmita M•
Jul 09, 2020
Please help,I want to enroll from this course as I have completed a simiar course previously and I don't have time to do it anymore now but when I open the menu,only rate the course comes.Please unenroll me from this.Currently I am doing two more courses and one Understanding Research Methods is already completed.So, as I am unable to giv time to this and unable to submit assignments,I want to unenroll. Please help.
By Jessica N•
Feb 27, 2017
I found the video lectures less helpful with this course (than the quantitative course) and resorted to reading the transcripts in order to learn the important information. I did enjoy the assignments ( observation and interview processes) and found the application helped better understand the theory.
By Carol C•
May 17, 2017
The readings were helpful but I would have liked to see more accessible articles. It's not possible to complete all the references during the 8 week course. BUT I will use them to further assist me with diving into my interview data. Thanks for the direction.
By Diede K•
Aug 25, 2017
The amount of information is quite unstructured. I found it difficult to distinguish the essential information from the less important information. Besides that, the subtitles where really bad most of the time. Which was a pity. However, I still learned a lot.
By Candacee W•
Sep 16, 2018
Difficult to understand some assignments and questions. Requires a great deal of work, in addition to attempting to understand what is being asked of students. Excellent content, though!
By Naohi I•
Jul 10, 2017
The course materials and assignments were excellent, but it would be better if the faculty give me some kind of personal comments on our works.
By Bartosz K•
Dec 10, 2015
Good, but it lacks proper materials to come back to - slides are very heavy and not clear and transcript is missing connections to slides.
By PHUONG T•
Oct 13, 2016
I found this course very useful and would recommend it to friends if they are interested
By Fabian G•
Dec 05, 2015
Very convoluted; examples not so clear; still interesting and well produced.
By Mark C•
Mar 13, 2016
Dr Moerman is passionate about qualitative research and does use some interesting examples to illustrate his ideas, some of which are drawn from his own research experiences. Do note that if you were to take this course, you need time because the assignments are time consuming and the videos are (I think) a little longer than they really need to be. Also, some of the assignments are designed in a pretty strange way (e.g. one week's assignment requires a shocking 10 peer reviews to pass but when I took the course, there were only a few submissions). This probably means I can't get my cert until the next session starts - if I'm lucky!
By Tomoe I•
May 17, 2020
The professor was very powerful, however this course is very academic and not the best if you are looking for hands-on qualitative research methods. Although I learned a lot of methods, unfortunately I could not understand each of them since they are just explained, not showing the informative examples.
By Jeanson-Jian W G L•
Jan 08, 2018
Content of the lesson marred by extremely poor presentation. This is particularly egregious in regards to the assignments, and Quizzes, as a lack of fluency from the content writers makes the experience of knowing what precisely is being asked an unnecessarily frustrating process.
By Karina Z•
May 22, 2016
I had done ALL the tasks in February-March - I don't remember exactly when, but I received my certificate in May. The course was interesting, but I needed the certificate for my application to university. Now I'm so dissapointed.
By Mateja K•
Mar 13, 2016
The instructor's presentations are so irritating due to him acting in a jumpy, nervous, and hyper-excited manner that I could not stand watching the lectures. If you don't mind that, it's probably not a bad course.
By Lucy B•
Jan 02, 2017
A very enthusiastic teacher, but the information was difficult to follow and some of the assessments took over 4 hours to complete. This made it hard to get the work done.
By Raju G•
Nov 14, 2016
Very vague, abstract ideas in the lectures. Would be much better if more real-life examples and scenarios were used in the lectures to convey those abstract ideas.
By Monica A•
Jul 29, 2020
As a humanities student, I find this module not challenging and boring. The videos are way too long and hard to follow.
By Abigail B•
Feb 14, 2016
Video's were great but some of the assignments were unpractical and the tests were based on minuscule details.
By Rachael W•
Apr 13, 2017
This course is not free. You must pay to access assignments and quizzes.
I am really annoyed with the direction Coursera is moving in regard to premium content. If they keep up this trend, I'll move to Class Central or other MOOCs.
By David C•
Dec 11, 2016
Too theoretical and completely disliked it. Even too basic for an introductory course. I paid it and got unitl week 4 and just couldn't find the motivation to continue.
By Leung H•
Jun 19, 2016
content is not good, too scattered content, cannot find focus.
assignments are meaningless.
By Anthony J M•
Jun 28, 2016
Scattered lectures that are hard to follow and choppy
By Radu V•
Jul 07, 2020
the course is locked and i cant review or submit
By ARUN P A•
Dec 05, 2015
Too abstract and unroganized