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STYS3B4 Creative Methods in Qualitative Research 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Programme in Social Work
Social Work
School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Learning outcomes

1) To learn about and critically reflect on what creative, arts-informed methods offer in qualitative research
2) To explore the contribution and challenges in applying creative, arts-based methods for practice with individuals, families and groups
3) To learn and critically reflect on the application of arts-informed methods in research, and;
4) To develop a mini-proposal that applies an arts-informed method for research or practice in human services

General description

Creative Methods in Qualitative Research is an innovative course that builds on qualitative research to add arts-informed complementary methods such as photography, collage, poetry, theatre, drawing and other art forms to deepen and enrich research and to engage study participants in an inquiry process that is both meaningful and empowering.  

Students will be asked to do some preparatory reading prior to the start of the course and to continue to read material for each class session. There will be some short class lectures, video clips, small group and class discussions and experiential activities during each of the class sessions.

Course plan and reading materials

Enrolment for University Studies

The course is aimed at students who have prior knowledge of qualitative research. It is suitable for students who are completing their intermediate studies, or doing advanced or phD studies.

Enrolment time has expired


Anna Metteri, Teacher responsible
Tuula Heinonen (University of Manitoba, Canada), Teacher


20-Apr-2015 – 27-Apr-2015
Mon 20-Apr-2015 at 9-12, Linna Building 6017
Tue 21-Apr-2015 at 9-12, Linna Building 5026
Wed 22-Apr-2015 at 9-12, Linna Building 6017
Thu 23-Apr-2015 at 9-12, Linna Building 6017
Fri 24-Apr-2015 at 9-12, Linna Building 6017
Mon 27-Apr-2015 at 9-12, Linna Building 6017

Study materials