Core Module Information
Module title: Advanced Qualitative Research

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 10.00
ECTS credit value: 5

Module code: SOE11623
Module leader: Patrick Harte
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

The module aims to develop a deeper understanding of particular qualitative approaches building the skills required to implement them. It will also consider the contribution of qualitative methods to business and management research.

This module will also provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to design and conduct qualitative methods of data collection and analysis in business and management contexts. Building on the Research Philosophy module, this module will revisit methodological (ontology and epistemology) considerations and other issues specific to conducting research in business and management contexts.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Understand the principles, applications and implications of qualitative research methods, with specific reference to: preparation; design; data collection; analysis; interpretation and reflection

LO2: Critically analyse the methodological foundations of various advanced qualitative methods

LO3: Develop a systematic understanding and critical awareness of the strengths and limitations of qualitative methods

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Patrick Harte
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Seminar 16
Face To Face Guided independent study 84
Total Study Hours100
Expected Total Study Hours for Module100

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 LO1, LO2, LO3 13 , WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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