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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 14/03/2023 Thu 23/03/2023 Fri 05/05/2023 Fri 09/06/2023

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12351 SE01 0 FULL 2 Mar - 6 Apr Thursday 3pm - 6pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM213, Teaching Room
27 Apr - 8 Jun Thursday 3pm - 6pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM213, Teaching Room
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