Qualitative Research Methods B PG (6649.5)
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|School Of Management||Post Graduate Level|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Have an acquired knowledge of qualitative research methods used in business and other organization contexts;
2. On completing this unit participants will have: acquired knowledge of qualitative research methods used in business and other organization contexts; and
3. Will have demonstrated skills in preparing and evaluating research questions and research propositions.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
Please refer to assessment details in section 5 to see how the graduate attributes are linked to individual assessment items within the unit.
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There is no required textbook for this unit, but you are likely to need to consult with many sources.
As a general guide to research philosophy, the following two sources are useful:
Crotty, M. (1998). The foundations of social research: Meaning and perspective in the research process. Sage. We will use certain chapters from this text.
Davies, M. (2017). Asking the law question (4 ed). Sydney: Thomson Reuters.
We will build a list of readings based on individual research projects.
The traditional resource here is: Denzin, N. K. Lincoln, Y.S. (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of qualitative research. Thousand Oaks, USA: SAGE Publications. Denzin & Lincoln (2005) provides a more comprehensive and higher-level text based upon current debates in qualitative research. Students are not advised to purchase this text but encouraged to consider the particular approach, methods, and concepts likely to be used in their research and then identify relevant chapters (perhaps 2-4) in the text. While challenging, the chapters from this book provide an exceptional overview and discussion of ideas in qualitative research and provide useful references for further reading.
Personally, I find this an excellent resource: May, T. (2011). Social research: Issues, methods and process (4 ed). McGraw-Hill Education (UK).
However, the purpose of this unit is for active discussion around research methodologies and their meanings. Thus, the more we discuss, the better your understanding and our learning.
Required IT skills
Basic IT skills and Internet Capacity
Work placement, internships or practicums