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Applied Qualitative Methodology I

Course organizer
Maria Emmelin,, 040-39 13 69

Maria Emmelin

Target group 
PhD students at the Faculty of Medicine
Please note: All course weeks will be given in English

If you are admitted to Phd studies from 2017-07-01 and have completed the course Laboratory Animal science for researchers, you do not need to take this course, accoring to a desicion made by the research board (FUN). Please send your course certificate of the Animal science for researchers to: for registration of the credits in Ladok.


Spring 2022
Week 12 - the course is planned to be given live in a classroom, but the format can be changed. If so, the information on this page will be updated and infomation will also go out in the welcome letter for the course.

Autumn 2021
Week 40 - this course will be given digitally.
Week 45 - this course will be given digitally.
Week 49 - this course will be given digitally.

Length of course 
The course equals one full week 

1,5 credits

The aim of the course is to provide the participants with basic knowledge of qualitative methodology and the quality criteria employed to review research based on qualitative methodology. 

Learning outcomes
On completion of the course, the third-cycle students shall be able to

  • explain the use of different types of qualitative methodology from a research perspective
  • independently formulate a research issue requiring qualitative methodology
  • critically review a research text based on a qualitative research design
  • discuss the ethical and societal aspects of qualitative research

Course content

  • The theory of science foundations of qualitative research methodology
  • Design, data collection and analysis methods related to qualitative research methodology
  • Credibility, reliability and transferability of qualitative research results
  • Ethical and societal perspectives on qualitative research

Course design
The course consists of three days of teaching, divided into two days of lectures and one day of group discussions of research articles. Two days are set aside for individual work on the take-home exam.

Take-home exam (1.5 credits)

Other forms of assessment may be used, if there are special grounds. 

The grades awarded are Pass or Fail.

Admission requirements
To be admitted to the course, the student must be admitted to research studies at the Faculty of Medicine.


 Application form 

Apply now for spring courses 2022! Last day for application is September 17.

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