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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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VALTA8 Qualitative Research Methods 5 ECTS
Organised by
Political Science
Preceding studies
Degree/major subject students: it is a prerequisite to take the course YYHT4 Introduction to Empirical Research Methods either before this course or simultaneously with it.

Learning outcomes

To familiarise students with qualitative research methods and their application in political science.


A course for students majoring in Political Science, consisting of lectures, a project done by the students, and a written exam.

Teaching methods

Degree/major subject students: introductory lectures, a project done by the students, and a written exam.

Modes of study

Degree/major subject students: lectures and a project assignment; students will also be tested for one book from the literature mentioned below in connection with the lectures (see literature).
Minor subject students: three books from the literature mentioned below, tested in a general literature examination.


Numeric 1-5.

Recommended year of study

Degree/major subject students: it is recommended that students take this course before the Bachelor's Thesis Seminar or during it.

Study materials

Perelman, Retoriikan valtakunta. Vastapaino 1996 (2 ECTS);
Kalela, Historiantutkimus ja historia. Gaudeamus 2000 (2 ECTS);
Kuula, Toimintatutkimus. Vastapaino 1999 (1 ECTS);
Tuomi - Sarajärvi, Laadullinen tutkimus ja sisällönanalyysi. Tammi 2003 (2 ECTS).

Belongs to following study modules

School of Management
Intermediate Studies (Political Science)
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School of Management