PSYPRO4318 - Qualitative Research Methodology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Letters
Term:  Autumn

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 100/100 4 hours A

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters
Term:  Spring

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

The course builds on the basic understanding of qualitative research. The course goes through in depth the most common data collection methods (interview, focus group and participant observation) and a selection of current data analysis approaches (egg thematic analysis, phenomenological analysis) in qualitative research. The course also looks at the various criteria used to assess the quality of qualitative research work and writing of qualitative research.

Learning outcome


  • The student has a broad knowledge of the most common qualitative data collection methods and data analysis in psychology.


  • The student can independently collect and analyze unstructured qualitative data to illuminate research issues in connection to the thesis and in other contexts.

General competence:

  • The student has developed a critical perspective to consider the possible advantages and disadvantages of the use of the qualitative research approach.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Attendance at Workshop Interview
  • Written assignment.

Further on evaluation

Previously approved mandatory assignments are approved for repeat of exam.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Clinical Psychology Programme (CPSYR)
Clinical Psychology Programme, 6 years (CPSY6)

Required previous knowledge

PSYPRO4111 or the equivalent.

Course materials

To be announced when semester starts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PSY2000 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
PSY2018 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
PSY2003 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
PSYPRO4013 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
PSYK4318 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Psychology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Psychology


Examination arrangement: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home exam 100/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2022-06-10 09:00 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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