PLG0044 Treatment of data in qualitative inquiry, 4.5 Credits
Pass / Failed
The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.
Admitted as a Ph D- or licentiate student.
The aim of the course is to give an overview over and practice methods used in investigations on environmental issues including information on people´s approach to and interaction with their physical surroundings with focus on naturalistic research as part of field work in real life settings.
The course presents common strategies for the study of environmental issues which are related to people´s experiences and behaviours and carried out as part of investigations under naturalistic or quasi-experimental conditions. Common procedures for collecting and compiling data and a set of different procedures for qualitative data analysis will be investigated. How to achieve trustworthiness in qualitative research will be related to issues as sampling, generalizability, and the concepts of validity and reliability. The possibilities of combining qualitative and quantitative data in a research project will be discussed. The participant sends a short summary of own project before course start which together with excerpts of qualitative data will be elaborated as part workshops and own project.
After the course a student should be able to:
- List important considerations during choice of approach and sampling.
- Elaborate on procedures for the collection and compiling of data.
- Conduct basics steps in a qualitative data analyses.
- Explain basic principles of trustworthiness in qualitative inquiry
Formats and requirements for examination
Lectures, exercises in a field setting, project work workshops and seminars
Requirements for examination
The completion of exercises as part of seminars and workshop, and the successful completion of a project work.
The course is running over the whole spring-period with on campus lessons during 2-3 days at three occasions. A selection of lectues are coordinated with the master course Research Methods for People and Environment Studies, 15 credits.
Course occasions 2018: January 29-31, March 14-16, April 16-18, May 28-30.
Department of People and Society