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KASMULTI4 Optional Course: Introduction to Qualitative Educational Research 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Kasvatustieteiden tutkinto-ohjelma
School of Education

Learning outcomes

After the completion of this course the participants will demonstrate their ability to:

- Identify various types of Qualitative Research
- Explain how Qualitative in Research differs from Quantitative Research
- Outline various themes in Qualitative inquiry
- Select appropriate application of Qualitative inquiry to suit one?s investigation
- Describe strengths and weaknesses of Qualitative research

General description

Type or level of studies: Intermediate/Advanced studies


This course introduces the discipline and practice of qualitative research to course participants. Through the course, the students will acquire a broader awareness of varieties of qualitative inquiry. It also aims to provide students with adequate knowledge to critically explain the differences between qualitative inquiry and quantitative research. Students will understand that qualitative designs are naturalistic. The students will learn central features of Qualitative Research in order to consider the possibility of adopting qualitative strategies for educational research

Modes of Study: Lectures, group presentations of assigned material, and a learning diary (for students at intermediate level) or an essay (for students at advanced level).

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment time has expired


Dr. Lakshman Wedikkarage, Teacher responsible


30-Sep-2016 – 18-Nov-2016
Seminar 20 hours
Fri 30-Sep-2016 - 11-Nov-2016 weekly at 9-12, VIRTA building Room 352
7-Oct-2016 at 9 –12 , Virta building Room 243
18-Nov-2016 at 9 –11 , Virta building Room 243
18-Nov-2016 at 13 –16 , Virta 243


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Information on selected reading related to the topic will be provided in the beginning of the course.

Further information

Max. 20 students.

The course is available for students from EDU, other faculties, TTY and TAMK.

Notice that this course does not substitute KASSM2 and KASSM3 courses meant to Finnish students.