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PS50161: Advanced qualitative analysis

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2017/8
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Psychology
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 40%, OT 60%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Poster Presentation (CW 40%)
  • Coursework (OT 60%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:

* To provide students with an appreciation of the conduct and analysis of different qualitative approaches in health psychology research.
* To undertake and present qualitative data analysis.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this unit, students will:
* Demonstrate their ability to undertake qualitative research data collection and analysis
* Appreciate the different type of data produced by qualitative research approaches.
* Be able to assess different analytical approaches to qualitative data analysis.
* To appreciate the practical and theoretical issues involved in undertaking qualitative research.

* To think creatively and analytically
* To communicate and qualitative analysis
* To work independently
* To utilise problem solving skills
* To critically evaluate and assess research and evidence
* To synthesise information from a number of sources in order to gain a coherent understanding
Professional / Practical
* To effectively and efficiently apply principles of qualitative methods within health psychology research
* To develop interpersonal communication skills in relation to research dissemination
* Study and learning skills.

The unit aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to be able to undertake qualitative data collection and analysis.
This will include discussion of data collection approaches including interviews, focus groups, online data, and non-verbal data. There will also be consideration of the practical and methodological issues relating to qualitative approaches including different types of analysis procedures and approaches.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PS50161 is a Stage Required Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Psychology

PS50161 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Psychology