Qualitative Research Methods

Topics: Qualitative research, Scientific method, Data analysis Pages: 5 (1174 words) Published: June 5, 2013
COURSE| :| QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS AND APPROACHES |
COURSE CODE| :| BIR6024|
CREDIT| :| 4|
SLT| :| 160 hours|
PREREQUISITE| :| GRU6014|
SEMESTER| :| First / Second|
LEARNING OUTCOMES| :| 1. Use qualitative research methods and approaches in collecting and analyzing data. 2. Conduct qualitative research methods in education. 3. Critical in evaluating research reports. 4. Demonstrate ethical practices in collecting and analyzing data. | SYNOPSISLECTURERS’ DETAILS : | ::| The course exposes students to the techniques for collecting, analyzing and interpreting qualitative data. The course will operate on two inter-related dimensions, one focused on the theoretical approaches to various types of qualitative research methods, the other focused on the practical techniques of data collection as in identifying research participants, collecting field notes, analyzing data, writing and presenting findings. 1. Dr Raja Nor Safinas Raja HarunE mail: nor.safinas@fbk.upsi.edu.my Ext: 5353 2. Dr Azizah AtanE mail: azizah.atan@fbk.upsi.edu.myExt: 5359 3. Dr Noraini ZulkepliE mail: noraini@fbk.upsi.edu.myExt: 5385|

SESSION/DATE| CONTENT/TOPIC| TIME/GROUP/LECTURER|
1/ 26th May| 1. Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods and Approaches| 2pm-6 00pm/A/RSH2pm-6 00pm/B/AA| 2/ 27th May| 2. Encountering Method * Interviews * Oral History * Biographical Research * Focus Groups * Grounded Theory * Ethnography| 2pm-6 00pm/A/RSH2pm-6 00pm/B/AA| 3/ 28th May| 3. Analytic Framework I * Narrative Research * Feminist Approaches * Foucaltian Framework * Ethnomethodology| 2pm-6 00pm/A/RSH2pm-6 00pm/B/AA| 4/ 29th May| 4. Analytic Framework II * Conversation Analysis * Discourse Analysis * Critical Discourse Analysis| 2pm-6 00pm/A/RSH2pm-6 00pm/B/NZ| 5/ 30th May| 5. Field Relations * Ethnography and Observation * Ethical Issues * Environments * Research and Understanding * Collaborative and Team Research| 2pm-6 00pm/A/RSH2pm-6 00pm/B/NZ| 6/ 2nd June| 6. Context and Method * Working Qualitative and Quantitative * Secondary research of Archived Data * Reanalysis of Previously Collected Material * Internet Documents * Visual Methods| 2pm-6 00pm/A/NZ2pm-6 00pm/B/AA| 7/ 3rd June| 7. Quality and Credibility * Quality in Qualitative Research * Case Study Research * Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis * Relevance and Ethics| 2pm-6 00pm/A/NZ2pm-6 00pm/B/AA| 8/ 4th June| 8. Audiences and Applications I * Preparing and Evaluating Qualitative Research Proposals I| 2pm-6 00pm/A/NZ2pm-6 00pm/B/AA| 9/ 5th June| 9. Audiences and Applications II * Preparing and Evaluating Qualitative Research Proposals II * Writing about Data| 2pm-6 00pm/A/NZ2pm-6 00pm/B/AA| 10/6th June| 10. Presentations| 2pm-6 00pm/A/NZ2pm-6 00pm/B/AA| 11/7th June| 11. Presentations| 2pm-6 00pm/A/NZ2pm-6 00pm/B/AA|

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References: Bloor, M. & Wood, F. (2006). Keywords in Qualitative Methods. London: Sage
Publications.
Creswell, J. W. (2007). Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five
approaches (2nd ed.)
Denscombe, M. (2002) Ground Rules for Good Research: a 10 point guide for social researchers. Buckingham: Open University Press.
Denzin, N.K. & Lincoln, Y.S. (2008). Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials.
London: Sage Publications.
Gee, J.P. (2005). An Introduction to Discourse Analysis: Theory and Method (Second
Edition)
Marshall, C. & Rossman, G.B. (2011). Designing qualitative research. (5th ed.)
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Richards, L. (2009). Handling Qualitative Data (2nd Edition). London: Sage Publications.
Schriffrin, D. (1994). Approaches to Discourse. Massachusetts: Blackwell.
Tracy, S. (2010). Qualitative Quality: Eight “Big-Tent” Criteria for Excellent Qualitative Research. Qualitative Inquiry. http://qix.sagepub.com/content/16/10/837.
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Action in Talk and Text
Young, L. & Fitzgerald, B. (2006). The Power of Language: How Discourse Influences Society. London: Equinox Publishing Ltd.
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