Qualitative methodology, 2015

Code 408517S-02
ECTS Credits 5
Language of instruction



Spring term, 1st year studies in the LET Master’s Programme (Lectures)
Autumn term, 2nd year studies in the LET Master’s Programme (Exercises)

Learning outcomes

After completion of this course the students will be able to

  • compile a research plan and report
  • process and analyse qualitative data
  • describe and report on results based on qualitative research data
  • evaluate the ethicality and reliability of qualitative research
  • apply the knowledge thus gained to his or her Master’s thesis
  • Basic and central concepts of qualitative research
  • Qualitative research approaches
  • Research plan
  • Theoretical framework
  • Research data and its analysis
  • Ethicality and reliability
  • Writing a research publication
Mode of delivery face-to-face and online
Learning activities and teaching methods

Students explore the tradition of qualitative research, particularly the methods used in learning research. The main focus of the course will be in perceiving the research process as a whole and working on the students’ own Master’s theses.

Face-to-face and online learning.

Target group

1st and 2nd  year students in the LET Programme

Reading materials
  • American Psychological Association: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. (2009). 6th edition.
Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation and collaborative and individual work. Successful completion of all the learning assignments and exercises.

Grading 0-5
Person responsible Essi Vuopala


Last updated: 12.8.2015