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Research and Qualitative Analysis

Code 11781
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 5
Workload T(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Metodologia de Investigação
Entry requirements There isn't.
Mode of delivery Face to face.
Work placements N/A
Learning outcomes This curricular unit is designed to develop student’s knowledge about qualitative methodologies, enabling them to plan and apply a qualitative research.
At the end of this curricular unit, student should be able:-To discuss the contribution of qualitative methodologies for psychological research; -To apply the main qualitative techniques of data collection; -To analyse and interpret qualitative data;- To develop a qualitative research project;- To work collaboratively;- To acquire proficiency in research and use of scientific information;- To communicate accurately research results.
Syllabus 1. History of qualitative research and its application to psychology; Research paradigms and language: The controversy quantitative versus qualitative. Problems and advantages of qualitative methods;
2. Main strategies of qualitative research: ethnography, grounded theory, case studies; phenomenological methods. 3. Planning a qualitative research: objectives / research questions, strategies for choosing the subject, unit of study’s choice and access to contexts; ethical precautions;3. Fieldwork and documentary support: the main techniques of data collection (observation, interviews, group interviews and focus groups, life histories, narratives, documentary analysis and analysis of visual materials);4. Analysis and interpretation of qualitative data. Questions concerning the validity and fidelity; 5. Critical analysis of qualitative research.
Main Bibliography - Denzin, N. (2003). Collecting and interpreting qualitative materials. Thousand Oaks: Sage
- Denzin, N. K. E Lincoln, Y. (Eds). (2005). Handbook of qualitative research. Nova Iorque: Sage Publications
- Lyons, E. e Coyle, A. (Eds). (2007). Analysing qualitative data in psychology. Londres: Sage.
- Willig, C. (2008). Introducing qualitative research in psychology. Nova Iorque: McGraw-Hill, Open University Press.
- Willig, C. e Stainton-Rogers, W. (Eds).(2008).The sage handbook of qualitative research in psychology. London: Sage.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-18

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