fth5qrm qualit'v research methods



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Credit points: 20

Subject outline

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.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points20

Subject Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Co-requisites Students must be enrolled in HMCRC Master of Couple and Relationship Counselling or seek co-ordinator approval.

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects FTH50QRM, FTH51QRM, FTH52QRM

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Readings2nd ed. Handbook of Research Methods for Nursing and Health SciencesPrescribedMinichiello, V., Sullivan, G., Greenwood, K. and Axford, R.PEARSON EDUCATION AUSTRALIA: SYDNEY 2004
ReadingsHandbook of Qualitative Research, 2nd ed.RecommendedDenzin, N.K. & Lincoln, Y.S.SAGE THOUSAND OAKS 2000
ReadingsIn-depth Interviewing: Principles, Techniques Analysis, 2nd ed.RecommendedMinichiello, V., Aroni, R., Timewell, E. and Alexander, L.LONGMAN: MELBOURNE 1995.
ReadingsResearch Methods in Family TherapyRecommendedSprenkle, D. & Moon, S. M.GUILFORD PRESS: NEW YORK 1996

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