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EDUC427 Qualitative Research

An introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative research. Students are guided through the key stages of conducting qualitative research on an education topic of their choice.

Would you like to conduct interviews as part of future research? This paper is designed so that you can research a topic of your choice and be guided through the qualitative research process of designing interview questions, conducting and analysing your interview and reporting your findings.

Paper title Qualitative Research
Paper code EDUC427
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017, expected to be offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,076.55
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,267.52

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Prerequisite
54 300-level EDUC or EDUX points
Notes
(i) Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Dean of the College of Education. (ii) This paper is normally available in alternate years.
Eligibility
If you are a Social Sciences graduate wanting to do interviews as part of future research, this paper is designed to help you.
Contact
keryn.pratt@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Karen Nairn
Guest lecturers
Paper Structure
The paper is designed to follow the research process, beginning with the rationale for choosing qualitative methods and followed by the importance of theory and ethics with lots of guidance on writing a literature review, designing interview questions, data analysis and reporting your findings.
Textbooks
Students will be expected to access required readings via the library and the Internet and source their own relevant readings.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
This paper is an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative research. Students are expected to select an educational topic and are guided through the key stages of conducting qualitative research on a small scale by:
  1. Conducting a literature review
  2. Applying for ethical approval
  3. Conducting one interview with an adult participant
  4. Data analysis using the strategies of discourse analysis
  5. Relating the findings of the data analysis back to the literature review

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017, expected to be offered in 2019

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

An introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative research. Students are guided through the key stages of conducting qualitative research on an education topic of their choice.

Would you like to conduct interviews as part of future research? This paper is designed so that you can research a topic of your choice and be guided through the qualitative research process of designing interview questions, conducting and analysing your interview and reporting your findings.

Paper title Qualitative Research
Paper code EDUC427
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
54 300-level EDUC or EDUX points
Notes
(i) Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Dean of the College of Education. (ii) This paper is normally available in alternate years.
Eligibility
If you are a Social Sciences graduate wanting to do interviews as part of future research, this paper is designed to help you.
Contact
keryn.pratt@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Karen Nairn
Guest lecturers
Paper Structure
The paper is designed to follow the research process, beginning with the rationale for choosing qualitative methods and followed by the importance of theory and ethics with lots of guidance on writing a literature review, designing interview questions, data analysis and reporting your findings.
Textbooks
Students will be expected to access required readings via the library and the Internet and source their own relevant readings.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
This paper is an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative research. Students are expected to select an educational topic and are guided through the key stages of conducting qualitative research on a small scale by:
  1. Conducting a literature review
  2. Applying for ethical approval
  3. Conducting one interview with an adult participant
  4. Data analysis using the strategies of discourse analysis
  5. Relating the findings of the data analysis back to the literature review

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard