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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Qualitative Research Methods by University of Amsterdam

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About the Course

In this course you will be introduced to the basic ideas behind the qualitative research in social science. You will learn about data collection, description, analysis and interpretation in qualitative research. Qualitative research often involves an iterative process. We will focus on the ingredients required for this process: data collection and analysis. You won't learn how to use qualitative methods by just watching video's, so we put much stress on collecting data through observation and interviewing and on analysing and interpreting the collected data in other assignments. Obviously, the most important concepts in qualitative research will be discussed, just as we will discuss quality criteria, good practices, ethics, writing some methods of analysis, and mixing methods. We hope to take away some prejudice, and enthuse many students for qualitative research....

Top reviews


Oct 8, 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.


Dec 20, 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.

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By Penelope R

Jan 9, 2017

This is a very well presented course packed full of relevant information. I especially enjoy the prof's energy!

By Kate W

Mar 3, 2016

The lecture videos are interesting, engaging, and informative, and the assignments are so much fun to complete!

By Landi C

Sep 15, 2020

Excellent introduction to qualitative research methods. Emphasizes actually doing projects during the course.

By Nicole B

May 14, 2018

I learned a lot and will probably continue with the other courses on qualitative research from this series. :)

By Rimpa S

Feb 8, 2022

I have learned alot about qualitative research from this course.Recommend all to do this if you have interest

By Edgard M M

May 26, 2017

Very interesting course with a lot of material to support and interesting exercises to apply the knowledge.

By A S M

Jun 28, 2020

I enjoyed the course. It was not easy to score well in the assignments. That challenge encouraged me more.

By arpita s

Feb 21, 2018

Very detailed. Very engaging. Extremely well researched! More on Analysis and Writing would be appreciated

By Richard R

Jun 20, 2016

Very good course. The tutor is simply awesome! His passion oozes out through every thought, word, gesture.

By Giovanni G S M F

Oct 26, 2018

It´s a very interesting and useful course, the lecturer is very funny, and the contents are well exposed.

By Teri B

Jan 27, 2017

Engaging lecturer, relevant content. I was able to immediately use the content of this course in my work.


Dec 24, 2020

I loved this course so much! Confratulations to the whole team and especially to mr Moerman! Thank you

By Juan D d C R

Jul 30, 2017

Excellent in all ways! I enjoyed a lot doing field work and analyzing results from all over the world

By M. B

Jul 8, 2020

I really enjoyed this course. Highly recommend if you just want to brush up on your research skills.

By E G V

Oct 9, 2020

I loved the explanations. The instructor found some really good examples to understand the theory.


Aug 18, 2020

Taking this training has put me on the right track towards a great career in research. Thank You!

By Dr. S H

Nov 1, 2017

Excellent Course. Very interactive. Faculty is excellent. Keeps the learner engaged for 8 weeks!!!

By DR. K P H K

Aug 30, 2021

Good tool to learn qualitative research methods.


Good tasks to carry out

By Arina N

Jul 16, 2022

very useful to upgrade your knowledge, skill, sense, and confidence about qualitative research

By Mazahir A

Feb 17, 2022

., very much thanks full to Coursera and my supervision who give me a task/chance and link me

By Jimmy N

Jun 9, 2021

Very detailed, and I loved the lecturers passion. I could listen to him talk about anything.

By Jose D N M

Dec 9, 2018

A really well prepared course! It could be good that some things of the course were updated

By Petko N M

Jun 20, 2017

It is a great course, though most of the recommended reading is inaccessible in my country.


Feb 22, 2022

Quite informative. Learned a lot from this course.. looking forward for more other courses

By Andréia F C

Aug 17, 2020

It was a course brilliantly designed, and it helped me get started in qualitative research