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COMMERCE 4100 - Qualitative Methods (H)

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 36 hours
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assessment: Exam/assignments/tests/tutorial work as prescribed at first lecture

This course is designed for students to fulfil the following learning objectives; Understanding the characteristics, roles and importance of qualitative research; Achieve a working familiarity with a range of qualitative methods; Acquire skills in qualitative data collection and analysis methods, including use of NVivo; Develop the ability to select, justify and execute qualitative methods appropriate to central research questions. Topics covered in this course may include: Qualitative research features and approaches; Theoretical traditions in qualitative research; The interface between qualitative and quantitative research; Qualitative data collection; Qualitative data analysis; The theory and application of a range of qualitative methodologies which may include components such as field based case study, interview methods, historical method, ethnography, grounded theory, action research and hermeneutical method.

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Commonwealth supported
Full fee paying

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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11179 SE01 5 3 2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 10am - 1pm  
27 Apr - 8 Jun Wednesday 10am - 1pm  
Note: this class will be in Nexus10 room 12.17
20005 SE02 5 4 2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 10am - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
27 Apr - 8 Jun Wednesday 10am - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
Note: This class is for offshore/interstate students only. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.