SOS3004 - Qualitative Research Methods


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course presents and discusses various methods of qualitative data collection principles and how the different principles can produce different types of qualitative data. Emphasis is on practical exercises with various methods of data collection.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall:

* achieve insight into the principles of qualitative research methods.

* achieve a knowledge of and be familiar with the challenges tied to the use of different qualitative research methods.

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

* use different qualitative methods for data generation and analysis.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars equivalent to 4 hours per week.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory exercises and participation in lectures

Further on evaluation

Form of assessments: Individual term paper.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

SOS1002 or IDRSA1016/IDRSA1017 or the equivalent. The requirement must be fulfilled to be admitted to the course.

Course materials

To be announced at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SOS3002 7.5 SPRING 2006
SVSOS315 7.5 SPRING 2006
SOS3052 7.5 AUTUMN 2008
SOS3007 7.5 AUTUMN 2014
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Sport Science
  • Media and Communication Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Political Science
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science


Examination arrangement: Assignment

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





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Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
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