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SYM5005 - Qualitative Research Strategies

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Jan van Bommel


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Evening)


Theories, critiques and ethical issues in qualitative social research. Qualitative research methods and strategies used in social research including participant observation, unstructured interviewing, ethnography and the analysis of documents and texts. Theoretical and methodological issues involved in phenomenology, symbolic interactionism and ethnomethodology.


Two pieces of written work (4500 words each): 100%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week