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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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  • 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 course...
  • 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.
    Thank you again... Billion times.
  • Thomas Yebei
    I want to thank Prof for clarity in delivering this content. It was simple and concise and suitable for new people on qualitative research. What i didn't hear mention was the mixed methods which draws both from qualitative and quantitative research
  • Faaiz Ali Shah
    an excellent course.easy approach for learners.Qualitative research is different from quantitative resesrch.We the clinicians are often thought quantitative reserach and we practise that.We are not used to qualitative research.This course explain all...
  • The main purpose of this review article is to introduce some important fundamental concepts of quantitative research to readers especially novice researchers. Firstly qualitative research has been brokenly explained as the collection organization and...
  • Almas Zahid
    The qualitative research course I took was a stimulating and enriching experience. We delved into various qualitative research methods such as case studies, ethnography, and grounded theory. We also learned about the importance of reflexivity and how our personal biases can influence our research. The highlight of the course was the opportunity to conduct our own mini-qualitative study, which provided us with hands-on experience in applying the concepts learned. The course materials were well-organized, and the instructor was knowledgeable and clear. Overall, this course was an excellent starting point for anyone interested in qualitative research, and I would highly recommend it to anyone seeking to expand their research skills.
  • Flomo Mau Maiwo
    Insightful and mind opening the course is. It expended my understanding and provided with great tips about qualitative research. Developing qualitative research questions, conducting in-depth interviews, and keeping the interviewees on track within the domain of the research subject during the interview is a key takeaways I captured from the course. Additionally, coding was something I saw very interesting even though I am yet to fully understand it at this point, it's seems to be something great. I will go much deeper to understand coding in qualitative research in qualitative research and more. Educative the course is for beginners and professionals too.
  • Lijeesh P
    Very informative presentation. Discussed all the important aspects of the qualitative research. Different steps to be followed, how to prepare the interview schedule, how to conduct the interview with focused group are well explained. The importance of this type of research and how it is different from quantitative is also explained well. This is one of the type of research that can be initiated in some cases instead of quantitative research. This type of research is based upon the information recieved from the focus group.
  • Dari Judith
    The course was helpful and understandable but I wasn't able to download the videos, and watching them straighforward was kind of time wasting due to network breakdown. I therefore entreat that options should be given in such a way that, anyone who want to offer the course has a choice to choose the methods of learning that he/she prefer. For instance, someone may prefer learning with videos, others may prefer leading with audios or reading materials. Thank you
  • Pooja Arjun Shinde
    This course was very excellent and upgrade my knowledge using this fundamental term in this fundamental qualitative terms use for research project and thesis writing.The two fundamental qualitative characteristics of financial reports are relevance and faithful representation. The four enhancing qualitative characteristics are comparability, verifiability, timeliness and understandability.
  • Humera Abro
    This course is quite helpful for novice research students. It gives a basic understanding of qualitative research, and how it works in public health students. so whosoever wants to develop an interest in qualitative research must take this course to enhance their knowledge and clarify the concept of what does mean by qualitative research in science.
  • Eknath Vasant Unde
    This course is utmost to for me
    The data of this course is very informative to development methods The qualitative analysis captures the company's aspects or risks difficult to measure in numbers- such as management competencies and credibility, competitive strategies, R&D capabilities, brand recall, and othe
  • Nasir Uddin Khan
    Complete overview of qualitative research for beginners. Well structured and very well explained. Specially liked the analysis module and the scientific rigor module. We need to know the limitations of a research method, so that we can design the research and present the findings meaningfully.
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    Khaled Hammadi
    An excellent scientific course in terms of arranging ideas and methodology used in explaining This course has tried to consolidate the concept of qualitative research through accurate explanations that highlight all the merits of one of the scientific methods used in many researches
  • Pawar Darshan Madhukar
    It has been really good seminar ...I get a good amount of knowledge from this seminar ....I got a idea about the qualitative research and it's fandamentalas ...this will be really helpful any future ....thank u for sharing this knowledge with us ...we are grateful for that ....
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    Israel Balogun
    This is so apt for my learning. It enabled me to understand the right way of conducting qualitative research. The examples were quite relevant and further reinforced my knowledge. Thank you so much for taking out time to teach this.
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    Georgann Meredith
    interesting course. Definitely an overview of a subject that you could spend weeks or months discussing and learning about. The instructor was good and easy to understand. she gave good examples and overviews
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    Kennedy Bwire
    The lecturer was precise, articulate and well versed in the this area. I have gained lots of insights and am optimistic these skills will be reproducible in my area of implementation. Thank you for the great work.
  • Very explicit. Thank you for this course. It is a fundamental lecture for anyone aspiring to carry out a qualitative research. It brings to mind both the advantages and disadvantages of qualitative research.

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