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 prerequisites for this module.

Description of module content:

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

This module provides yo 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 class will revisit methodological (ontology and epistemology) positional and other issues peculiar to conducting research in business and management contexts.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Learning Outcomes of the module
LO1: an understanding of the principles, applications and implications of qualitative research methods, with specific reference to preparation/design, data collection, analysis, interpretation/reflection
LO2: an appreciation of the methodological foundations on which various advanced qualitative methods are defended
LO3: a systematic understanding and critical awareness of the strengths and limitations of qualitative methods
LO4: confidence in the use of qualitative methodology and methods in your own research
LO5: the ability to evaluate your practical fieldwork.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Patrick Harte
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LTA Approach:
The LTA is based on a critical understanding of key approaches in qualitative data collection and analysis. The module is facilitated by two research active staff from the Business School expert in qualitative research methods. The module will be run in workshop format based on a participative and learner-focused pedagogic approach where you will participate in debates and practical exercises allowing you to develop an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of different qualitative techniques that may be applied to your doctoral study.

Formative Assessment:

Summative Assessment:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 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
Report 50 1,2 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Report 50 1-5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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