- Code SOCR8003
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Centre for Social Research Methods
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Social Research
- Areas of interest Anthropology, Population Studies, Sociology, Demography, Epidemiology
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- understand a range of qualitative analysis approaches that are commonly employed across disciplines;
- critically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of a variety of qualitative analysis methods and select appropriate methods for application;
- develop and apply skills in thematic coding techniques;
- apply skills in qualitative data analysis using appropriate data management software; and
- assemble and present the results of qualitative research analyses in written and oral formats.
- Peer-teaching oral presentation of 10 minutes (10) [LO 1,2,5]
- Review of different analytical approaches (1500 words) (25) [LO 1,2,5]
- Practical exercise in coding qualitative interviews using Atlas (1500 word equivalent) (25) [LO 2,3,4,5]
- Final report using thematic analysis (2500-3000 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact consisting of lectures, workshops and workshop-like activities.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
Requisite and Incompatibility
N/A Minor Amendments Only
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