FEE-HELP may be available
Enquire now for upcoming start dates
This online Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University unit offers insight into the key areas of Qualitative Methods. Concepts such as ethics and politics and their influence on qualitative research practices will be explored, and will be considered throughout the unit. You will also discuss the importance of reviewing existing literature on the subject you intend to research.
Data collection and analysis will be discussed in depth. You will learn about the practices of and approaches to observation, the various types of interview and how to effectively lead a focus group. You will acquire an awareness of when and why it is appropriate to select particular qualitative methods over others, and will gain an understanding of why certain techniques will, at times, be entirely unsuitable.
You will become familiar with analysis techniques, and will gain an awareness of the issues and challenges associated with analysing primary data gathered during qualitative research. You will practice applying the methods of analysis known as grounded theory. Upon completion of this online unit, you will be competent in gathering and analysing qualitative data.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed any unit deemed academically equivalent.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
In this Qualitative Methods unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
Want more information about this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
Develop a highly practical skill set in implementing the collection and analysis of qualitative data. You will become familiar with the various techniques for gathering qualitative data, and will obtain an awareness of when and why various techniques are most suitable.
Upon completion of this Qualitative Methods unit, you will be capable of undertaking data collection through interviews and observation. You will gain familiarity with analysis processes, and will acquire an understanding of how to apply grounded theory when analysing primary data.
Want more information about the career benefits of this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.