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Qualitative Research Methods

University of Amsterdam via Coursera


In this course you will be introduced to the basic ideas behind the qualitative research in social science. You will learn about data collection, description, analysis and interpretation in qualitative research. Qualitative research often involves an iterative process. We will focus on the ingredients required for this process: data collection and analysis.
You won't learn how to use qualitative methods by just watching video's, so we put much stress on collecting data through observation and interviewing and on analysing and interpreting the collected data in other assignments.
Obviously, the most important concepts in qualitative research will be discussed, just as we will discuss quality criteria, good practices, ethics, writing some methods of analysis, and mixing methods.
We hope to take away some prejudice, and enthuse many students for qualitative research.

Taught by

Annemarie Zand Scholten


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  • Pilar Reyes

    Pilar Reyes completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    This is a course for people interested in learning or brushing up the basics of qualitative research. Videos consist of the explanation of the main concepts and animations that help students understand the most important ideas. Assignments and evaluations are closely related to the contents and objectives of the course, so there are no surprises. The lecturer is enthusiastic and definitely, knows (and loves) his subject extremely well.
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