Presentations by teachers and students are alternated with group assignments, demonstrations, and discussions.
In the first meeting (1 day), we pay attention to different paradigms and philosophical issues related to qualitative research. Also, in this meeting, students will share and discuss their preliminary position papers.
In the second meeting (1 day), the main focus will be on different methodological approaches in qualitative research and analytic procedures (e.g., grounded theory, protocol analysis, interview analysis and triangulation). Also, attention will be paid to issues of research quality and validity, including the audit procedure. To apply this knowledge, students will perform an qualitative data analysis task or they will audit each other’s research process in peer groups.
The third meeting (6 weeks later), consists of two consecutive days and will deal with the organization and presentation (oral and written) of qualitative studies. For example, students will learn about how to organize and present data for writing and how to convince the reader that interpretations are supported by the data.
During the fourth meeting participants will present (a part of) their research project with a ‘qualitative’ dilemma. Two other peer participants provide feedback based on the content of this course.
The objectives of this course are that participants
can articulate and justify their understanding and use of different qualitative research approaches, and what counts as quality in different forms of qualitative research
gain knowledge of, and practical experience with, several aspects of qualitative research, such as methods, analysis techniques, writing and presentation.
Requirements: This course is recommended for second or third year PhD-students. First year PhD students may participate only if they have followed the ICO Introductory course.
The course consists of four days in total. During the first two days, presentations by (guest) teachers are alternated with group assignments, demonstrations, and discussions.
6-7 December 2018
17-18 January 2019
Registration deadline: November 4, 2018
The student completes the course when s/he demonstrates evidence of having read the articles, is present during the course, actively engages in exchanging and discussing ideas in the workshops and completes the individual assignments according to the guidelines.