Programme details Critical Choices in Qualitative Research

You will need to invest about four hours each day. About half of this time is reserved for preparing the online sessions, following a “flipped classroom” approach. We organize three types of online sessions:

Plenary sessions: These are online sessions with the whole group facilitated by one or more teachers. These sessions can be online discussion sessions, question hours or workshops. They are scheduled at fixed times selected to suit multiple time zones (between 2 pm – 5 pm CET).

Coach team sessions: In a small team, at the start, middle and end of the course, you will meet your coach to discuss your individual project.

Peer team sessions: In small groups, you will meet with other participants to discuss the topic of the day and related assignments. The assignments serve as input for the plenary sessions that are scheduled after the peer team sessions.

Day 
1
Introductions & Getting started

Introduction to critical choices in qualitative research

Introduction of participants and research projects

Coach team session 1

 

Day 
2
Paradigms & Theoretical Frameworks

Online lecture and plenary session

Peer team session 1 

    

Day 
3
Research Approaches & Writing

Video series on research approaches and plenary session

Peer team session 2

Day 
4
Methods & Sampling

Overview of methods and sampling

Interactive assignment

Peer team session 3

Day 
5
Data Analysis

Data analysis session

Reflection on individual project

Coach team session 2

Day 
6
Data Analysis

Data analysis session

Peer team session 4

Day 
7
Quality Criteria & Ethics

Interactive assignment and plenary session

Peer team session 5

 

Day 
8
Interviews & Focus Groups

Workshop: Interviews and Focus Groups

Day 
9
Observations & Peer Feedback

Workshop: Observations

Peer review of individual projects

Peer feedback session

 

Day 
10
Reflection & Wrap up

Remaining questions and wrap up

Coach team session 3

 

End of the course