433901 Qualitative Research Methods I

summer semester 2017 | Last update: 21.03.2017 Place course on memo list
Qualitative Research Methods I
SE 2
each semester
This course is designed to introduce the most common and current Methods and Techniques of Qualitative Research to you, including their methodological tenets. We will critically reflect and discuss the ontological and epistemological foundations of qualitative research. Furthermore strategies of inquiry and different methods of analysis will be discussed (see program below). The main objective of the course is to help the participants to learn the application of appropriate methods of inquiry to various research problems and objectives. To this end, the lecturers will provide brief examples and extant case studies so as to enable productive inquiry and practical experience on real qualitative research data. Hands on training should help you deciding, which methods and techniques are most (in-)appropriate for your own research objectives and questions.
Ontological, epistemological and methodological foundations of qualitative research strategies of inquiry, combined with discussing different methods in use: - case study research - qualitative interviewing - phenomenology - hermeneutic analysis - discourse anaylsis - metaphor analysis - validity of qualitative research
This course uses the active learning model in which you will become participant. It is based on the idea of involved, explorative learning in an open class environment. It deploys a mixture of lectures, presentations, debates, group work, discussions, and working sessions. Every participant is requested to read the papers given beforehand and jot down her/his reflections for in-class discussion. Students will present their assignments, ideas, group works, etc. in an open and supportive atmosphere. Learning is a process of joint discovery. By drawing on the knowledge and experience that we all bring to a class, as well as the additional knowledge to be gained from texts, and other sources, we jointly shape and expand our understanding of a particular subject area. We strive to help make this joint learning process an exciting and involving one. The course is designed to help advance your subject of inquiry. Hence, you should ask, discuss, and comment on others' ideas in a process of collective reflection.
individual papers, group reports and case study analysis
a list of references will be provided in the course syllabus

participation requirements see curricula

the introductory session is mandatory
Group 0
Date Time Location
Tue 2017-03-07
14.00 - 16.45 SR 18 (Sowi) SR 18 (Sowi) Barrier-free VB- Anwesenheitspflicht
Tue 2017-03-21
15.00 - 17.45 SR 18 (Sowi) SR 18 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-03-29
15.00 - 17.45 SR 18 (Sowi) SR 18 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2017-04-25
15.00 - 16.45 SR 3 (Sowi) SR 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-04-26
15.00 - 18.45 SR 18 (Sowi) SR 18 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2017-05-02
13.00 - 14.45 SR 18 (Sowi) SR 18 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Thu 2017-05-18
16.00 - 18.45 SR 18 (Sowi) SR 18 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Thu 2017-06-01
16.00 - 18.45 SR 18 (Sowi) SR 18 (Sowi) Barrier-free