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Archived Curricula Guide 2015–2019
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
TAYJ025 Qualitative Research Methods 1–10 ECTS
Organised by
Joint Doctoral Studies
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Doctoral School
Curricula 2014 – 2015
TAYJ31 Qualitative Methods 1–10 ECTS

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the doctoral student understands the general characteristics of qualitative research. S/he is able to analytically read qualitative research and estimate the reliability, validity and usefulness of the methods that have been used. The doctoral student is sufficiently familiar with qualitative research methods so that s/he is able to choose the methods that best suit her/his own research and use them efficiently, reliably and responsibly.


The courses organised under this heading look at a broad range of qualitative research and instruction is offered on the general principles of qualitative methods and their typical characteristics and uses. The courses support the doctoral students’ own use of qualitative research methods. The courses look at planning qualitative research and the research process, the interpretation and presentation of the findings, estimating the validity of the research results as well as other research practices, including the special characteristics of the different methods.

Teaching language

English, Finnish

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish
Participation in course work 
In English



Belongs to following study modules

Doctoral School
Research Method Skills (Joint Doctoral Studies)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Doctoral School