Aachen, Germany

Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

when 16 September 2019 - 20 September 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 750

This interactive course will focus on the core principles and practices of qualitative research and may inspire candidates to look beyond deduction, especially those doing exploratory research. This course provides students with an overview of and experience with qualitative research methods. It will cover such topics as what qualitative research is, qualitative methodologies, benefits and disadvantages of qualitative methodologies, data collection, data analysis methods and how to write a qualitative study convincingly. Although there is a wide variation of qualitative methods available, due to the parameters of the course, it will pay particular attention to a variety of qualitative methodologies including: case study, critical incident, ethnography, field stimulation and grounded theory approach. As well, the course will focus on a few relevant data collection methods, including: the Delphi method, document analysis, focus groups, interviews and observation and participant observation. The students will also have the opportunity to ask questions of particular interest to them. In terms of the in-class experience, each day will be different.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Léo-Paul Dana

Target group

Post-Docs, PhD & master students

Fee info

EUR 750: Participants have to pay €750 for one weekly course and another €600 for any additional intensive course they would like to visit. Please book the courses separately, we will take additionally booked courses into account when issuing your invoice.