Advanced Qualitative Research MethodsOrganization logo: Wageningen University & Research

About this course

Students learn about & practice key qualitative methods while gaining exposure to how diverse theoretical lenses make use of these methods. The course covers: interpretation, representation & validity; reflexivity & positionality; power relations & ethics; interviewing; participant observation; actor-network approaches; data collection for discourse analysis; participatory & co-creation research methods; and visual & other sense-based research methods.

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

  • assess the analytical value of different types of methods relative to the student’s own research questions and theoretical framework;
  • identify different types of methods’ particular logistical requirements and challenges;
  • anticipate ethical issues posed by the use of specific research methods;
  • design and reflect on a data collection methods strategy aligned with the student’s own research questions and theoretical framework.

Prior knowledge

Assumed Knowledge:
Either Critical Perspectives on Social Theory (PhD course) OR Advanced Social Theory (CPT-55306) OR WASS Research Methodology: From Topic to Proposal (PhD course)

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  • Start date

    8 januari 2024

    • Ends
      2 februari 2024
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      Period 3
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      1 Jun, 00:00 - 26 Nov 2023
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