Qualitative Methods, 7.5 credits
Kvalitativa metoder, 7,5 högskolepoäng
Course Syllabus for students Spring 2021
Course Code: FHKVM37
Confirmed by: Director of Education May 1, 2017
Version: 3
Education Cycle: Third-cycle level
Research subject:

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

After completing the course, students should be able, within the areas below, to:

Knowledge and understanding

Skills and abilities

Judgement and approach


- qualitative research methodology
- the theoretical scientific grounds for qualitative approaches
- research questions in relation to choice of approaches, data collection method and data analysis
- critical review of method literature from a research ethics/methodological perspective.

Type of instruction

The course is comprised of lectures and seminars. The course is performed every three terms, every other time on campus and every other time web-based.

The teaching is conducted in English.


To be enrolled in the course the student should have 240 credits, 60 of which should be at the advanced level, including a written paper of 15 credits (or the equivalent).

Examination and grades

The course is graded Fail (U) or Pass (G).

The course examination is comprised of individually written papers and opponentship.
The course examiner is an associate professor or professor.

Other information

Attendance in seminars is mandatory.
The course is run as part-time study unless otherwise stated.
  1. Students registered in the Research School of Health and Welfare
  2. Students registered in researcher education from another seat of learning
  3. Other applicants: credits (with equal credits, drawing of lots)

Course literature

Grbich, C. (2013). Qualitative data analysis; An introduction. London: Sage.
Further scientific articles and reports may be added.

The most recent editions of course literature should be used.