Principles of qualitative research 794

Module code GIA 794
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Gordon Institute of Business Science
Module content

This module aims: to expose students to some of the underlying philosophy of qualitative research and why this is relevant for research in Africa; to help students understand the difference between quantitative research and qualitative research; and to provide guidelines for conducting research using i) grounded theory ii) case study methods iii) narrative research. By the end of the module, students will: i) have an appreciation of the richness of qualitative research methodology, and will be better able to assess whether a qualitative research method is appropriate for their own research, ii) receive broad guidelines how to conduct rigorous qualitative research employing case study, grounded theory methods or narrative research, and iii) have practice designing and performing a qualitative research study.

Module credits 16.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 24 Hours
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Period of presentation Semester 1 or Semester 2

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