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Title Introduction to Qualitative Methods
Course number 2673
Programme Vårdvetenskap (PUF-V)
Language English
Credits 4.0
Date 2020-03-05 -- 2020-04-24
Responsible KI department Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course The aim of the course is that the participants acquire basic knowledge about qualitative research methods including the ethical aspects of those. Hereby the course provides a good foundation for method selection and further development of knowledge of specific qualitative methods. The course is suitable for PhD students who plan to use qualitative methods in their thesis such as well as those who do not have qualitative studies in their research plan.
Intended learning outcomes When completing the course the student should be able to:
- Understand the underpinning principles for decisions regarding choice of research methods in general, and in qualitative data collection and data analysis specifically.
- Be able to reason scientifically about trustworthiness, credibility and validity in qualitative research.
- Understand what characterizes qualitative data and the research questions qualitative methods can answer.
- Have basic knowledge about different methods of data collection and analysis in relationship to qualitative data and about the relevance of qualitative methods in health care sciences.
- Formulate a research question, related to his/her own research area, which can be answered with qualitative methods.
Contents of the course - Scientific and philosophical grounds for qualitative research.
- Methods for qualitative data collection and analysis that are commonly used in health care sciences.
- Credibility and validity in qualitative research.
Teaching and learning activities The course uses various teaching methods such as lectures, seminars, group work, individual work, peer-learning and self-study work.
Compulsory elements Participation in lectures and seminars is mandatory. Absence from seminars is compensated by a written review on a topic related to the seminar content.
Examination The course is formative examined through active participation in seminars, and summative examined through an individual written report and examination of a fellow student's report.
Literature and other teaching material Denzin, N.K. & Lincoln, Y.S. (Eds.). (2018). The Sage handbook of qualitative research (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA,: Sage Publications Ltd.
Depoy, E., & Gitlin, L.N. (2005). Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies.

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Number of students 10 - 24
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date).
More information The course will take place at Alfred Nobels Allé 23 in Flemingsberg. Preliminary course days: March 5-6, March 12-13, March 19-20, April 2-3 and April 24. Course days are mandatory. If all participants speak Swedish, the course can be given in Swedish.
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Course responsible Lena Rosenberg
Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle

Lena.Rosenberg@ki.se
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