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JO027070 YLJ7 Qualitative research methods 4 ECTS
Organised by
Management and Organisation
Person in charge
Prof. Juha Laurila ja Prof. nn

Learning outcomes

The main objective of the course is to give the doctoral students a multifaceted understanding of qualitative research methods and how they are applied in contemporary studies. The course also intends to increase the students abilities to critically assess different qualitative approaches and their applicability to different types of research problems and designs.


The course addresses a variety of themes starting from the social scientific foundations of qualitative research, different types of qualitative research and how they are applied not only in doing and reporting of the research, but also how they are being assessed in publication processes.

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 English
  • In English
  • In Finnish

Active participation in classroom work [Finnish]
Essays and other written assignments based on lectures and lecture material [Finnish or English]


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Gioia, Dennis, Corley, Kevin and Hamilton, Aimee (2012). Seeking Qualitative Rigor in Inductive Research: Notes on the Gioia Methodology. Organizational Research Methods 16 (1), 15-31.

Gilbert, Michael and Ruigrok, Winfried (2010). The "What" and "How" of Case Study Rigor: Three Strategies Based on Published Work. Organizational Research Methods 13 (3), 710-737.

Maclean, Mairie, Harvey, Charles and Clegg Stewart (in press) Conceptualizing Historical Organization Studies. Academy of Management Review.

Pajunen, Kalle (2005). Comparative causal analysis in processual strategy research: A study of causal mechanisms in organizational decline and turnarounds. Advances in Stratetic Management, 22: 415-456.

Pratt, Michael (2009). For the Lack of a Boilerplate: Tips on Writing up (And Reviewing) Qualitative Research. Academy of Management Journal, 52 (5), 856-862.

Further information

The course will be organized as an intensive course in April, 2018. The exact dates are published later.

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
Information Systems Science
Finnish Study Modules