EDF6007 - Qualitative approaches to research
12 points, SCA Band 0, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Education
Leader: Dr P Richardson
The unit consists of two modules. Module 1 provides an overview of significant debates about the nature of knowledge and different research approaches in the fields of social science and education, including ethical issues in research. Module 2 examines qualitative research approaches (e.g. case study, narrative inquiry, new ethnography, action research), focusing on key epistemological and methodological debates. Students will be introduced to ways of using different research methods within qualitative research, such as interviewing, observations, visual data, and textual analysis.
Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:
Two research papers together comprising 8000 words
3 hours per week