phe5aqr advanced qualitative methods



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The aim of this subject is to provide students with advanced skills to independently apply relevant qualitative methods for a research thesis within the broad field of public health based on critical reflection. The student will be provided with in-depth insights into selected qualitative research methods relevant for the field of study and thereby learn to understand, select, apply and critically reflect upon selected qualitative methods in relation to data collection, data analyses and data presentation at an advanced level.In order to reach the above aims the student will acquire the following:Knowledge of data collection methods and how they relate to qualitative data analysis, different methods for qualitative data analysis and critical reflection about qualitative methods.Skills in applying relevant qualitative methods, conducting an advanced qualitative data analysis, critically assessing relationships between data collection, data analysis and data presentation.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Higgs

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHE5QMH


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
TechnologiesQualitative Methods in Public Health : A Field Guide for Applied Field Guide for AppliedRecommendedTolley et al. Edition 2 (2016)Wiley & Sons
TechnologiesQualitative AnalysisRecommendedEzzy, D. (2013)Taylor & Francis

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand and be able to argue for the value of qualitative health research.

Group work in class and readings

02. Design a study using qualitative research methodology.

Readings and discussion with peers and supervisor

03. Develop and apply skills in the collection, coding and analysis of qualitative data.

Practical exercise in class and application of readings

04. Synthesise qualitative data and communicate the findings of qualitative health research.

Readings and discussion with peers and supervisor, practical exercise in class, and application of readings

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