GEOG3005 - Qualitative Methods


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

The course focuses on qualitative methodology, such as case study and ethnography. Major emphasis will be on positioning, representation, reflexivity, ethics, and interpretations. How to generate data, conduct analysis and write-up the material when adopting methods such as interview, focus group discussion, observation, and text analysis are taught. The students have to write an assignment in which they reflect upon relevant methodological approaches in their planned master`s thesis.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate obtains an advanced understanding of methodological principles, core concepts and techniques in qualitative Research.
Skills: The candidate is able to discuss, apply and assess qualitative methods in relation to a chosen research design.
General competency: The candidate is able to write an independent assignment focusing on research design or specific aspects of qualitative research.

Learning methods and activities

14 hours lectures, assignment.
It is expected that compulsories and examinations must be completed in English. Exceptions must be clarified with the lecturer responsible for the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Individual assignment

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Bachelor degree or equivalent. Other relevant qualifications may be accepted by the Department of Geography.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
AFR3002 7.5 2008-09-01
AFR3005 7.5 2008-09-01
GEOG3002 7.5 2008-09-01
GEOG3004 7.5 2008-09-01
GEOG3052 7.5 2008-09-01


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 E 2018-12-12 09:00
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 E
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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