Qualitative Methods in Social Research (POLM063)

15 credits

This module aims at equipping you with the theoretical understanding and practical skills to apply core qualitative methods used across the different disciplines of the social sciences. First, the module provides an overview of the different disciplinary traditions and theoretical underpinnings of qualitative research, as well as a comparative perspective on qualitative research across disciplines and in relation to quantitative methods. Secondly, it provides training in a range of core methods relevant to the social science sub-disciplines, including an appraisal of their respective strengths and weaknesses, with a focus on the challenges of data collection and analysis.