QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
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Credit points: 20
In this unit students are provided with the theoretical understanding and practice skills required to design and execute a small qualitative research project. Various qualitative research methods will be explored, including: participatory action research; grounded theory; narrative research; focus groups; feminist research; case studies; phenomenological & ethnographic approaches etc. Issues around critically reading the literature, developing research questions, selecting methodologies, sampling, data collection, in-depth interviewing, data analysis and interpretation, and reliability and validity will be addressed. Ethical issues and submitting research proposals to ethics committees, journal keeping, library skills and conventions for written presentation will also be covered.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Co-requisites Students must be enrolled in HMCRC Master of Couple and Relationship Counselling or seek co-ordinator approval.
Equivalent subjects FTH50QRM, FTH51QRM, FTH52QRM
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||2nd ed. Handbook of Research Methods for Nursing and Health Sciences||Prescribed||Minichiello, V., Sullivan, G., Greenwood, K. and Axford, R.||PEARSON EDUCATION AUSTRALIA: SYDNEY 2004|
|Readings||Handbook of Qualitative Research, 2nd ed.||Recommended||Denzin, N.K. & Lincoln, Y.S.||SAGE THOUSAND OAKS 2000|
|Readings||In-depth Interviewing: Principles, Techniques Analysis, 2nd ed.||Recommended||Minichiello, V., Aroni, R., Timewell, E. and Alexander, L.||LONGMAN: MELBOURNE 1995.|
|Readings||Research Methods in Family Therapy||Recommended||Sprenkle, D. & Moon, S. M.||GUILFORD PRESS: NEW YORK 1996|
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