PSYPRO4318 - Qualitative Research Methodology


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

  • Written assignment.
  • Attendance at Workshop Interview

Further on evaluation

Previously approved mandatory assignments are approved for repeat of exam.

Specific conditions

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
PSY2118 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Psychology


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2023-12-19 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL520 Sluppenvegen 14 1
  • * 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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