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JO027070 YLJ7 Qualitative research methods 4 ECTS
Organised by
Management and Organisation
Person in charge
Tuomo Peltonen
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X X
2015–2016 X X

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.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 24 h 0 h

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In Finnish
  • In Finnish


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

1. Laadulliset menetelmät kauppatieteissä; Koskinen, I.., Alasuutari, P. & Peltonen, T. Vastapaino, 2005

2. Qualitative Research, Silverman, D. Sage, 2011

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

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

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
General Postgraduate Studies (General Studies)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Organisation
Information Systems Science