KULT8861 - Talk, Text and Interpretation. Doctoral Course in Qualitative Methodology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

Teaching is offered on the condition that there is a sufficient amount of enrolled students.

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The course provides an advanced introduction to qualitative research methodology and design, emphasizing approaches common to humanistic and social science disciplines with an empirical orientation. The course aims to train participants in reflection on, and usage of, qualitative empirical research methods with particular emphasis on accounting for an empirical research plan and on analyzing empirical data. The following topics are covered:

  • Method as a research language and starting point for reflection
  • Constructivist thinking on methodology
  • Research design
  • Methods for collection of data, with particular focus on interviews and documents/text
  • Strategies of analysis, including analysis of text
  • Strategies of representation and writing

Students who would rather acquire 10 study points may choose KULT8861 where a larger term paper is required.

Learning outcome

The candidate has an advanced understanding of qualitative research methodology and design, emphasizing approaches common to empirical humanistic and social science disciplines.

Learning methods and activities

Mandatory participation.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to a PhD programme.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
KULT8860 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • The Humanities
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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