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Qualitative research methods

  • Course code: FTEK020
  • Course higher education credits: 7.5
  • Graduate school: Technology Management and Economics
  • Course start: 2020-01-21
  • Course end: 2020-03-31
  • Course is normally given: Fall
  • Language: The course will be given in English
  • Nordic Five Tech (N5T): This course is free for PhD students from N5T universities
Course starts on January 21st 2020

Prerequisites and registration

Applicants should be enrolled as PhD-students. The course is limited to 12 participants. Priority is given to doctoral candidates from the department of Technology Management and Economics.

The course introduces central concepts, problems, views on and applications of qualitative

research methods. Throughout the course general methodological issues, as well as more

practical methods-related challenges, will be discussed in relation to the particular context or

the doctoral candidates’ projects.

The key aim is to review and develop an understanding of established principles, theories and

practices of qualitative research methods, and critically evaluate these in relation to own research area (academic discipline and research topic) and research strategy.


Karl Palmås
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Director of studies

Published: Tue 22 Aug 2017.