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JO027070 YLJ7 Qualitative research methods 4 ECTS
Organised by
Management and Organisation
Person in charge
Maija Vähämäki

Learning outcomes

The purpose of the course is to give an overview in a wide-ranging field of qualitative methods and the choices of research methodologies. The specific aim is to deepen and broaden the conceptions of the method-based and methodological scientific discussion as well as the various types of applied qualitative research methods, including the outlines, restrictions and possibilities generated by such choices.


The course includes also sections of the research design, research process, research ethics and writing process of qualitative research.


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

1. Qualitative Methods in Business Research , Eriksson, Päivi & Kovalainen, Anne (2008)

2. Understanding Social Sciences. Philosophical Introduction to the Social Sciences. , Trigg, R. (2001)

3. Qualitative Research Methods, Blackwell , Weinberg, Darin (2002)

4. Qualitative Research in Action, Sage , May, Tim (2002)

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Turku School of Economics
General Postgraduate Studies (General Studies)
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Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Organisation
Information Systems Science