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Methods of Qualitative Research

Course
2016-2017

Admission requirements

Having completed the first year of a BA programme.

Description

The course familiarises students with different research methods such as (participant) observation, interviews, and working with focus groups. Practical assignments for observations and interviews serve as preparations for the students’ own research projects. During the module “research design”, students learn to formulate step by step their own research projects: formulating a research question, planning and time schedule, uses of theories and concepts, paper outline, relating to existing knowledge and identifying experts.

Course objectives

  • gaining in-depth understanding of Moroccan society

  • acquiring skills in doing ethnographic research

  • learning how to design and plan a research project

Timetable

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Mode of instruction

  • Lectures

  • Seminars

  • Practical assignments

Course Load

Total course load 5 EC x 28 hours= 140 hours

Assessment method

  • Written reports on practical assignments (40%);

  • research proposal (40%);

  • participation in seminars (20%).

The final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average.

Resit

If the final grade is below 5.5 students should rewrite the research proposal and the written assignments.

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Reading list

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Contact

nimar

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