Qualitative Research Practice in Health PG (9583.4)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Faculty Of Health||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
The theoretical underpinnings of qualitative research;
Research design; Data collection, analysis, and presentation;
Validity and trustworthiness;
Reflexive thinking; and
Ethical and safety considerations in qualitative research practice.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Critically analyse the ontological and epistemological theories underpinning qualitative research;
2. Critically evaluate relevant common qualitative methodologies and their application;
3. Reflect on ways to evaluate and assure validity and trustworthiness of qualitative research;
4. Engage in critical reflection and evaluation of ethical issues in qualitative research; and
5. Apply specific theories in practical application of qualitative data analysis, using a range of tools or software and reflect on strengths and weaknesses of those tools.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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 - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
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 - be self-aware
Assumed knowledgeBeing a postgraduate level course, it is expected that students who enrol for this course would have critical reasoning and writing abilities expected at this level. No other prior knowledge is expected of a student enrolling for this course.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Petra Buergelt|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Online||Dr Petra Buergelt|
Flick, U. (2022). Introduction to qualitative research (7th ed.). New York: Sage.
This best selling book is the definitive guide to the full qualitative research process, from design to dissemination, this is everything you need to understand how good quality research is produced, and how to use and enrich your own work with it.
This textbook comes with a lot of resources. For details see: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/an-introduction-to-qualitative-research/book261109
This book is available has hard cover (~ $ 70) and ebook (~ $ 50). The UC library holds copies of the the 6th (2018) & 5th edition (2014). A link to this copy will be provided on the CANVAS site.
Additional recommended readings will be provided on the CANVAS site.
As this a post-graduate unit, I listen you big and accordingly expect that you are indepently organising your learning to in order to get the most learning out of this unit to further enhance the quality of your honours, MA or PhD research project. At the same time, I designed the unit in a way that requires you to stay engage each week in terms of workshops and assessment items to assist you to stay on top of your independent studies.
High qualitative reserach is inherently participatory, emancipatory, transformative and empowering for both researchers and participants as they together share two-way to learn from each other and co-construct knowledges that empowers both for the mutual benefit of both and their respective communities. Conscequently, I strongly encourage you to travel through the journey of exploring and discovering qualitative research together as a team. I will create a safe space for this team work, but it is up to you whether you use this opporunity to co-create knowledges with and learn from the deep wisdom each student brings to this unit.
As always: what you put in you get out...
During semester 2, this unit is delivered via:
- weekly online workshops on Tuesday 5.30 - 8.30 pm
- weekly modules on CANVAS that guide you through exploring the content covered in the two intensive weekends in more depth and breadth
The CANVAS site provides a kind of container for all the information and knowledges that will be covered in the intensive weekends. For each week, you will get a module on CANVAS that provides an overview of the week's knowledges, readings and additoinal readings, and critical reflection guiding tasks, questions and riddles.
You get the most learning out of this unit if you actively participate in the:
- weekly online workshops, CANVAS modules and critical reflections tasks, questions and riddles and
- assessment tasks
I trust that the research projects you choose to persue and the difference you want to make with them in the world will guide you to commit to actively participating.
Required IT skills
This unit involves using Canvas as an online learning platform and the intuitive qualitative software analysis package ATLAS.ti.
Work placement, internships or practicums