Introduction to Qualitative Research Design and Methods
6 Units of Credit6 UOC
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This course will enable students to acquire fundamental knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to conduct a qualitative research study. It aims to develop understanding of the nature of qualitative research, major philosophical foundations underpinning qualitative research and more specifically the interpretivist research perspective. The course focuses on fundamental issues critical for qualitative inquiry, such as philosophical foundations, theory building, the design and conduct of qualitative studies (of different types), methods of qualitative data collection and analysis, researcher role and relationships with subjects researched, the quality of qualitative research, and presentation of findings and writing a research proposal and a thesis. As such, the course will introduce qualitative research methods most often applied in the Management, Accounting and Information Systems disciplines. it will also develop fundamental research skills and prepare students for undertaking an independent research study.
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