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Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods

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Learn the fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods, developing a qualitative research question and get data using interviews, focus groups and analyse the data in this course by Yale University


Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods: What is Qualitative Research (Module 1).
Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods: Developing a Qualitative Research Question (Module 2).
Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods: Interviews (Module 3).
Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods: Focus Groups (Module 4).
Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods: Data Analysis (Module 5).
Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods: Scientific Rigor (Module 6).

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  • Sourav Kumar Sinha
    The Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods course offered by Yale University, available via YouTube or Class Central, is an invaluable resource for individuals interested in qualitative research. This course provides a comprehensive understand…
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    Chirayu Gupta
    "Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods" offered by Yale University on YouTube is a gem for anyone seeking a solid foundation in qualitative research. This course, hosted by esteemed professors from Yale, delivers a comprehensive overview of q…
  • Moses Chibamba
    I am writing to express my deep gratitude for the opportunity to participate in the Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods course. As someone who is passionate about research and eager to expand my knowledge and skills in this field, this cour…
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    Aradhya Gupta
    One of the strengths of the course is its emphasis on the iterative nature of qualitative research, encouraging students to continuously refine their research questions, data collection strategies, and analytical frameworks throughout the research p…
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    Urbanus Mutunga
    Thanks yale university for this programme offered for free online. It has been educative to me personally. I have learned a lot from you guys. Cant wait to recieve my certificate.
  • I learnt a lot on this website because research on its own is a big topic that includes a lot of things. I am proud to say this course made me aware of a lot of things though I did study geography and social studies which I learnt research
  • thank you for the great content, it's been a pleasure following this great course full of information and tips about qualitative research. the best course so far for me.
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  • Dave Barlue
    This course was really helpful because I gained insightful knowledge in the fundamentals of qualitative research methods. for instance, I learned not to ask a leading question when conducting in-depth interviews because it influences responses, and a well-developed research question is essential for the success of a study. Additionally, I also learned to state the goals of the study using verb, identify topic of interest, and use neural or non-directional language when writing a research question. It was a great start for me as I intend to take a deeper dive into understanding qualitative research methods to further boost my career.
    the Qualitative Research course is a gem for anyone seeking to enhance their understanding of qualitative research methodologies. Whether you are a graduate student, academic, or a professional in the field, this course offers a comprehensive and intellectually stimulating exploration of qualitative research. The commitment to inclusivity, the expertise of the instructors, and the practical focus make it a standout choice for anyone looking to delve into the depths of qualitative inquiry. Highly recommended!
  • Anthony Abah Ebonyi
    I want to say a big thank you to the organizers of this series. I enjoyed every bit of it and have learned a lot. I'm a social science scholar and researcher who is quite interested in conducting my research using qualitative research methods. This series has helped me greatly. Bravo Dr. Curry, you are an amazing teacher! Once again, thank you.
  • Izuchukwu Frank Obi
    The course is quite engaging, with easy-to-follow delivery style. Most important concepts relevant to qualitative research are well covered. The video lectures are not overly long. I recommend Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods to anyone who wants to have a quick overview of Qualitative Research Methods.
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    Isa Jov
    This course was very informative, and it was delivered in a very convenient way since I can simply pause whenever I needed to. The materials of the course are well-organized and easy to understand. I can now confidently say that I understand the different fundamentals of qualitative research methods.
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    Pierre Garcia
    This course was enriching and comprehensive. It allowed me to envision what qualitative research can be by both structures and methods. I'm grateful this is a free course and would recommend to those also looking to enrich their spare time by deepening their understanding in qualitative research.
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    Ali Abdullah
    Enrolling in this online course has been an enlightening and enriching experience. This course, offered by Yale University, provides an in-depth exploration of qualitative research, catering to both beginners and those looking to deepen their understanding of the subject.

  • Mohammad Afaque Wadiwala
    The course was well constructed, concise and informative. The core principles and Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods were explained in a way which provided a very detailed understanding, but at the same time was easy for a beginner to contemplate the application.
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    Luis Carlos Lora Ponce
    Yale University's "Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods" is a great introductory course to qualitative research methods, from explaining the basics to some of the more complex things that differentiate qualitative from quantitative research.

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