PLU8022 - Qualitative and Post-Qualitative Analysis II


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

PLU8022 is focused on qualitative and post-qualitative analysis of empirical educational research material. PLU8022 builds on PLU8021. PLU8021 provided knowledge about qualitative and post-qualitative analysis of research materials. PLU8022 offers a focused investigation of qualitative and post-qualitative analysis within educational, practice-based research in a complex contemporary world. The candidate has the opportunity to explore a specific method of qualitative analysis or to explore a specific post-qualitative approach to analysis.

Learning outcome


The candidate

  • has advanced knowledge about qualitative and post-qualitative analysis
  • has thorough knowledge about and can contribute to the development of one qualitative analysis method or post-qualitative approach to analysis
  • has advanced knowledge about thinking-with-theory, and theorizing in qualitative analysis as thinking with empirical research material or exploring and creating approaches to analysis through a post-qualitative view.


The candidate

  • knows how to creatively, ethically and critically use their knowledge about qualitative and post-qualitative analysis practically and concretely in analyses of their own research material
  • manages to critically construct and create relevant analysis units and/or argument with the help of adequate qualitative analysis methods or post-qualitative approaches to analysis
  • has developed advanced theoretical sensitivity through analysis of the research material, and through that contributes to new and critical theory building

General competence:

The candidate

  • can in an adequate way chose and/or develop a relevant analysis method or approach for their own research material and research question, and critically argue for this choice
  • can in a trustworthy way analyse and approach research material and present results in a way suitable for academic publication
  • can critically and constructively read and comment other researchers’/fellow students’ choice of analysis method in their work
  • demonstrates rigorous skills in academic writing kin a way that suits the own analysis and research field

Learning methods and activities

Block-scheduled course of lectures, workshops, discussions and student presentations. Individually and in collocative groupwork (possibly online) with the course literature and own empirical material. Students are expected to use own empirical material related to their own research. Requirements for attendance at the course: 80%. The student presents their exam paper for fellow students and a teacher at the last seminarday, and is also opponent for fellow student, delivering a respons to their text and presentation. Assignments can be handed in in Norwegian or English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Two written assignments
  • One written paper with oral presentation
  • Opposition to fellow student's presentation / assignment
  • Attendance 80%

Further on evaluation

Four work requirements as well as compulsory attendance 80% must be completed in order to hand in the exam. The examination task is an article suitable for publication in a research journal with procedures for peer-review (but in this context, we do not follow up on whether the student actually makes attempts at publishing). With the article, the student is expected to demonstrate a qualified choice of adequate qualitative analysis method for her/his research material. Assessment report requires approved enrollment the same semester. Mandatory activity from previous semesters can be approved by the department. In case of postponed exam, the examination must be based on completed work requirements from the semester the teaching was followed.

Text submitted for assessment in the required academic coursework may be included in the thesis in revised form.

For a retake of a failed exam, the candidate can submit a revised version of a previously submitted text in the course. If the submission is a revised version of a previously submitted text, this must be clarified in the text.

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge

Required courses are passed PLU8011 / PLU8021 or equivalent. Masters degree or equivalent. PhD students are prioritized upon admission. Students are expected to use their own empirical material. Admission restrictions*: The course is limited to a of maximum 25 students, where 6 spots are reserved for applicants from other institutions affiliated with NorTED ( If there are less than 5 applicants, the Department of Teacher Education reserves the right to cancel the course. * Applicants will be ranked based on the following criteria and deadline for applications can be found here:

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  5.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Teacher Education
  • School Development
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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