This advanced course is structured into five modules, each covering specific content areas:
Module 1: From Discrete to Continuous - Perspectives of Qualitative Research
In this module, we delve into the transition from discrete to continuous aspects of qualitative research. We explore the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature of research, along with the theoretical foundations of qualitative research, emphasizing both theory-driven and data-driven approaches.
Module 2: Various Methodological Approaches for Qualitative Research
This module introduces different methodological approaches for conducting qualitative research. Topics covered include Grounded Theory, Thematic Analysis, Semantic Analysis, and the integration of mixed-methods approaches.
Module 3: Research Questions and Data Collection in Qualitative Research
This module is dedicated to understanding research questions and data collection in the realm of qualitative research. We discuss various data collection methods, such as interviews, focus groups, eco-maps, community mapping, and Photovoice.
Module 4: Examples of Computer - Assisted Qualitative Research Software
This module explores the practical aspects of qualitative research by presenting examples of computer-assisted qualitative research software. We research tools like Atlas.ti, QCAmap, and TLAB.
Module 5: Areas of Application
The final module focuses on the diverse areas of application for qualitative research.
Topics covered include promoting change through Action Research, fostering participation in various life contexts through Participatory Action Research, and understanding the psychology of virtual environments between real and virtual worlds.
Additionally, social media networks, comment analysis, journaling, and narrative/counter-narrative techniques will be explored, as well as evaluating change through the community impact model.