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COSOPOM3 Qualitative Research Methods and Comparative Research Design - 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare
School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Learning outcomes

This course focuses on qualitative research methods in general, and on specified methods such as ethnography, discourse analysis and narrative analysis. The methodology and the practices of qualitative research methods are discussed. The aim is to enable the students to reflect and use qualitative research methods. Students will be able
- to understand the methodology of qualitative research methods
- to identify different qualitative research methods
- to analyse data with one specified method for example discourse analysis or narrative analysis

Enrolment for University Studies

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Tiina Vaittinen, Teacher responsible


18-Jan-2016 – 6-Mar-2016
Lectures 9 hours
Mon 18-Jan-2016 at 10-13, Linna 6017
Wed 20-Jan-2016 at 10-13, Linna 6017
Fri 22-Jan-2016 at 12-15, Linna 6017

Further information

The course will have 9 hours of contact teaching. The rest of the course is conducted on-line in Moodle.

The course is only for the degree students of the following programmes:

- MDP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research

- MDP in Global and Transnational Studies

- MDP in Quantitative Social Research