Qualitative Research Methods
level of course unit
first cycle, Bachelor
Learning outcomes of course unit
The students develop a basic understanding of the methods of qualitative research (in particular data collection, analysis and interpretation). They learn to apply these methods practically and to present and evaluate the results of empirical studies. They are able to understand technical texts on qualitative research methods to take into account findings from qualitative studies in their later professional activity. They are enabled to work on interdisciplinary tasks or questions and to present solutions.
prerequisites and co-requisites
The concepts and methods of qualitative social research (in particular observational procedures, interviewing and content analysis) are discussed and reflected on against the background of potential occupational fields. The students can understand and apply the basic methods of qualitative social research.
recommended or required reading
Baur, N. & Blasius, J. (Hrsg.). (2014). Handbuch Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung. Wiebaden: Springer VS.
Gläser, J. & Ladel, G. (2019). Experteninterviews und qualitative Inhaltsanalyse. 5. Auflage. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Mayring, P. (2015). Qualitative Inhaltsanalyse: Grundlagen und Techniken. 12. Auflage. Weinheim: Beltz.
Przyborski, A. & Wohlrab-Sahr, M. (2013). Qualitative Sozialforschung. Ein Arbeitsbuch. 4. Auflage. München: Oldenbourg.
Rädiker, S. & Kuckartz, U. (2018). Analyse qualitativer Daten mit MAXQDA. Text, Audio und Video. Wiesbaden: Springer VS
assessment methods and criteria
Module examination: portfolio
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
eLearning quota in percent
planned learning activities and teaching methods
integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work, presentations
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
year of study
third year of studies
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