This course is discontinued

HME4102 – Qualitative methods

Course content

  • Research based on documentary and other historical sources. Comparative historical research.
  • Case studies, using documentary information, observational data – including video documentation, and interview data
  • Anthropological/ethnographic research methods
  • Action research
  • The art of writing a qualitative thesis

Learning outcome

The course is designed to provide an understanding of qualitative research issues and to develop skills in qualitative research methods that can be used in masters’ and doctoral theses. The course aims at making the student familiar with research based on documentary and other historical sources, on case studies, various types of observational and participatory techniques, interview techniques, field work, analysis and interpretation of documentary and related information.

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

None

Teaching

Lectures and seminars

Examination

A three hour written examination

Facts about this course

Credits

5

Teaching

Not offered

Examination

Not offered

Teaching language

English