Qualitative Research PG (10440.1)
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Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Important Note: This unit is taught with the assumption that students have foundational knowledge of research methods and perspectives. All students will be required to enrol for this unit manually through the waiver process, specifying any past foundational research units they have completed to underpin their ability to understand and assimilate the content of this unit.
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the paradigmatic underpinnings of qualitative research and how these are associated with research methodology;
2. Critically appraise published peer-reviewed qualitative studies; and
3. Demonstrate understanding of qualitative methods of data collection and analysis.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesPermission required from the unit convener.
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Required text: Taylor, S. J., Bogdan, R. C., & DeVault., M. (2015). Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods: A Guidebook and Resource (4th ed.). Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Recommended text: Silverman, D. (2016) Qualitative Research, Sage Publications
Additional resources will be made available on the unit Canvas site.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Normally an aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Please respect the word limit as indicated in the unit outline/Canvas site.
Written assignments are to be typed: 1.5 or double-spaced (but may vary in the test itself), size 12 Times New Roman, margin: default.
Use page numbering.
Check your work carefully for spelling and grammatical errors.
Appendixes should be added at the end of your assignment and should be numbered.
References should be organised based on the APA style (7th ed.): https://canberra.libguides.com/referencing/apa References should include only works which have been cited in the main text or appendices.
Indicative workload for this unit:
- Workshop preparation: 40 hours (4 hours per week)
- Workshop participation: 20 hours (2 hours per week)
- Assignment preparation: 90 hours
Your participation and engagement in both synchronous and asynchronous sessions and online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Required IT skills
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
The required text for this unit is available from UC Library. Students who wish to purchase a copy may do so.
Work placement, internships or practicums