175750

Qualitative Methods in Psychology

The course provides advanced understanding and skill development to enable students to undertake qualitative research in psychology.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

175750

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

700-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Subject

Psychology

Course planning information

Course notes

All assessments are compulsory and a pass mark of at least 50 in each is required for students to pass the course.

Expected prior learning

Students are expected to have an UG degree in Psychology or similar discipline.

General progression requirements

You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Demonstrate understanding of quality criteria in qualitative methods, including ethics.
  • 2 Critically evaluate the use of interviews in qualitative research.
  • 3 At an advanced level, be able to design a research project in line with the quality criteria and principles of qualitative research methods.
  • 4 Produce a conceptual analysis of a qualitative dataset that goes beyond descriptive analysis.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 2 3 40%
Written Assignment 1 4 60%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Compulsory

THEMATIC ANALYSIS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE

Author
BRAUN, V. & CLARKE, V.
ISBN
9781473953246
Edition
2021 EBOOK IS PREFERRED
Publisher
SAGE
Notes
eBook ISBN 9781526417305

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