|Module title||Qualitative Research In Psychology|
|Module lecturer||prof. UAM dr hab. Emilia Soroko|
|Faculty||Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Science|
When: Tuesday, 8.00-9.30 AM (The first meeting will take place on 7 March 2023).
Where: Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Science, 89 Szamarzewskiego Street, Building D, Room 304.
Module aim (aims)
- introduce the main characteristics of qualitative and mixed-methods approaches in social sciences, especially in psychology;
- provide a review of philosophical perspectives (ontological and epistemological) on the qualitative approach;
- examine the role of conceptual framework in qualitative research
- present the properties of collecting qualitative data (the example of different types of interviews);
- present the basis of qualitative data analysis (transcription, coding, analysing, interpreting);
- provide a picture of selected strategies of qualitative research (thematic analysis, interpretative phenomenological analysis);
- present software tools suitable in qualitative research;
- provide a broad understanding of ethical issues and data management;
- elaborate on the rules of ensuring the scientific rigour of qualitative research and research report in psychology.
Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)
Week 1: Qualitative approach in psychology – introduction.
Week 2: Philosophical perspectives on qualitative research in psychology.
Week 3: Mixed-methods research in psychology – introduction.
Week 4: Qualitative data collection – introduction.
Week 5: Qualitative research interviews.
Week 6: Transcription as the decisive process in qualitative approach.
Week 7: Qualitative data analysis – introduction.
Week 8: Qualitative data analysis – coding, analysing, interpreting.
Week 9: Qualitative research strategies – overview.
Week 10: Interpretive phenomenological analysis.
Week 11: Thematic analysis.
Week 12: Qualitative data analysis software.
Week 13: Ethical issues and data management.
Week 14: Quality and trustworthiness in qualitative research.
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- Hsieh, H.-F., Shannon, S. (2005). Three approaches to qualitative content analysis. Qualitative Health Research, 15, 1277-1288.
- Levitt, H. M., Motulsky, S. L., Wertz, F. J., Morrow, S. L., & Ponterotto, J. G. (2017). Recommendations for designing and reviewing qualitative research in psychology: Promoting methodological integrity. Qualitative Psychology, 4(1), 2–22. https://doi.org/10.1037/qup0000082
- O’Connor, C., & Joffe, H. (2020). Inter-coder reliability in qualitative research: debates and practical guidelines. International journal of qualitative methods, 19, 1609406919899220.
- Parker, I. (2004). Criteria for qualitative research in psychology. Qualitative research in psychology, 1(2), 95-106.
- Savin-Baden, M., & Howell-Major, C. (2013). Qualitative research: The essential guide to theory and practice. Qualitative Research: The Essential Guide to Theory and Practice. Routledge. (Chapter 1, 2, 3, 9, 21, 30).