SOS8007 - Qualitative Analysis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and oral examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 1/1
Oral examination

Course content

In the lectures we will present and discuss the qualitative social research individuality, as well as various qualitative data generation principles and principles of analysis. The course emphasizes a reflection of how the various principles can produce various kinds of qualitative data. In the seminars the students will get some practical training in analysis of qualitative data. Some seminars will be based on presentation of research papers and chapters in class.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall:

  • have insight into the principles of qualitative research methods
  • be familiar with the challenges associated with the use of various qualitative research methods

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • analysis qualitative data

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars 6 hours per week, according to the lecture plan. Form of assessment: term paper and oral examination. The term paper is written as a group assignment.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory exercises and participation in lectures

Required previous knowledge

Master's degree in Sociology or equivalent

Course materials

To be announced at the beginning of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SOS3007 10.0 AUTUMN 2016
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Sociology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science


Examination arrangement: Assignment and oral examination

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Autumn ORD Oral examination
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Spring ORD Oral examination
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Spring ORD Assignment 1/1
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