• Offered by School of Demography
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Social Research
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Population Studies, Sociology, Demography, Epidemiology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Catherine Banwell
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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This course equips participants with the necessary skills to analyse and interpret qualitative data to answer research and policy questions. Students will build on previous experience in designing qualitative research methods and data collection and will develop skills in using in-text analysis software, interpreting and discussing the results of their data analysis, and the process of writing and publishing qualitative research. The course will provide students with the skills necessary to undertake a range of different types of qualitative data analysis which may be applied in areas of social science research such as population health, demography, medicine, communication, political science and sociology.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

At the end of the course students will be:
  1. Familiar with the strengths of qualitative research
  2. Familiar with the practical processes required in progressing from data collection to data analysis
  3. Able to analyse transcribed in-depth interviews and a range of other qualitative data using textual analysis software
  4. Able to discuss and write up the findings from qualitative analysis

Indicative Assessment

Class participation (10%), Analysis folio of 500 words (45%), Final paper of 3000-4000 words (45%)

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Teaching is provided through lectures, tutorials and computer training sessions.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed DEMO8061 or SOCR8008 and be studying a Graduate Certificate of Arts (CARTS) or Master of Social Research (MSRES), OR have completed CHMD8004 and be studying a Master of Culture Health and Medicine (MCHAM) or Master of Public Health (MPUBH). Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4745 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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