Qualitative Research PG (10440.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Post Graduate Level|| Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
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
Prerequisites9087 Education Research Perspectives PG
Assumed knowledgeStudents will require foundational understanding of broader principles of social research before undertaking this unit.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Dr Katharine McKinnon|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Katharine McKinnon|
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.
Use of text matching software
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