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RES9005 Qualitative Research Techniques

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Graduate Research School
School or Department : Graduate Research School
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 7 December 2022


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MRES or DPHD


This course aims to provide post graduate students with the fundamental techniques needed to undertake rigorous qualitative research. The course is designed to familiarise students with a range of qualitative methodologies that will be required for those undertaking qualitative components of a research thesis.

Emphasis will be placed on rigorous engagement with methodologies drawing on a range of epistemological positions, developing the skills required for qualitative post graduate research. The course will draw on several methodological approaches including Discursive Psychology, Phenomenology, and techniques of Thematic Analysis and systematic approaches to literature reviews (SLRs). Core components of the course include the use of the qualitative software analysis tool NVivo.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 7 December 2022