Table R - Higher Degree By Research

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Table R - Qualitative Analysis

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BACH5255 Qualitative Research Methods

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Justin McNab Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
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This unit focuses on qualitative research methodologies, including the disciplinary traditions that contribute to qualitative methodologies and the construction of knowledge using qualitative methods. The implications of methodology for research design will be examined, as will approaches to data collection and analysis. Activities to build skills in research design, data collection and data analysis will be included. Students will work on a research project of their choice throughout the semester.
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BUSS7903 Qualitative Business Research Methods

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: ECOF7903 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit is aimed at introducing Business School HDR students to a broad range of qualitative approaches to business research. Students discover the practical aspects of research design accompanying each of the approaches. Through this unit, students learn how to choose a qualitative method that is appropriate for a particular research enquiry, while keeping in mind the epistemological fit with the research question. The unit also helps students understand the implications of adopting qualitative research methods.
BUSS7906 Advanced Qualitative Methods

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: ECOF7906 Assumed knowledge: BUSS7903 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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The purpose of this unit is to extend and deepen students' knowledge of qualitative research gained in BUSS7903. Students participate in the key contemporary debates on qualitative research in business/management disciplines, and in the social sciences more broadly. The unit covers all stages of conducting a qualitative study, from research design to reporting the results of an empirical study. Emphasis is placed on the relevance of the researcher's own paradigmatic and disciplinary positioning, the diversity and evolution of qualitative traditions, and emerging trends. The implications of different ontological and philosophical commitments for the choices made during the course of a qualitative project are a key integrating theme of this unit. Upon completion of this unit, students are able to critically evaluate qualitative research, make informed decisions in the context of their own projects and improve their own research practices.
EDPK5001 Qualitative Methods

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week x 13 weeks Assessment: observation and report (25%), interview and report (2 x 25%) and case study/focus group (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces students to the major issues underlying qualitative research. It examines the relationship between research questions and appropriate study designs, as well as ethical considerations. Students will develop extensive skills in the use of interviewing, observation case study and focus group research techniques.
GCST5001 Beginning Qualitative Cultural Research

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 8 hours total workshops: 3x1hr, 1x2hr, 1x3hr. Assumed knowledge: A developed research proposal and foundational disciplinary knowledge about research design. Usually, students will have completed or have equivalent knowledge to WMST6902 Arguing the Point, or be completing that unit. Assessment: 3x workshop exercises 2000wd total (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit focuses on practical skills for researchers in cultural studies, gender studies, and closely aligned disciplines. It includes workshops introducing qualitative interviewing and ethnography for HDR students in these fields, as well as ethics principles and processes for these kinds of research. Highly recommended for students developing their research skills in these areas.
OLET5902 Qualitative Research for Law and Policy

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Yane Svetiev Session: Semester 2 Classes: Tuesday evenings (6-8pm) in weeks 1-4, weeks 7-8 and week 10 (14 hours of face-to-face teaching) Prerequisites: Complete the assessment tasks for OLEO5901 Qualitative Research for Law and Policy (0 credit points) Assessment: to complete the 2-credit point ole unit, participants will need to: (1) complete the assessment tasks for the 0 credit point ole unit (25%); (2) either (a) if you have an existing research proposal, you can re-write your research project proposal by explicitly identifying its legal or regulatory dimensions, canvas potential sources and methods to study those questions and identify how the research outcomes may be relevant to legal or policy reform (45%); or (b) if you do not have an existing project proposal, you should develop a hypothetical research question in your home discipline, identify its potential legal or regulatory dimensions, canvas potential sources and methods to study those questions and identify how the research outcomes may be relevant to legal or policy reform (45%); and (3) develop a pilot proposal for a collaborative project with at least one other unit participant, which will combine at least two disciplinary perspectives to study a problem with a legal, regulatory or policy dimension (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
This 2 credit point unit focuses on designing interdisciplinary projects for research questions with a legal, policy or regulatory dimension. It will help participants distinguish research projects that can be performed through simple interdisciplinary research design from projects that may require collaboration across disciplines. The 2 credit point unit is interactive and will draw upon the participants' own research interests. Participants will be invited to reformulate their own research ideas or projects through the lens of the methodologies and sources presented in the 0-credit point unit, as well as to identify research questions or sub-questions for which such techniques may be helpful. Since law, regulation and policy are an important focus of research in many disciplines beyond law, the course will also focus on communicating research results to scholarly and policy audiences beyond your specific area of specialization.
PUBH5505 Qualitative Research in Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Julie Mooney-Somers Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: PUBH5500 or QUAL5005 or QUAL5006 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study introduces you to qualitative research in health, providing you with core concepts and skills. It is designed for beginners and people who want an advanced level introduction. Over the course of the unit we will address: What is qualitative research? How is it different from quantitative research? What is its history? What research problems can it address? How do I design a qualitative study? What are the different (and best) ways to generate data? How do you analyse qualitative data? Is methodology different to method? What are ontology and epistemology? What is reflexivity (and aren't qualitative researchers biased)? What are the ethical issues? What is good quality qualitative research? How can I use qualitative evidence in policy or practice? You will get practical experience and skills through carrying out an observation, participating in a focus group, conducting an interview, analysing data, arguing for qualitative research in health, and appraising the quality of published literature. You will hear from working qualitative researchers about how they use qualitative methods in their work. This unit will give you the skills and confidence to begin conducting and using qualitative research.
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SSPS6002 Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week Assessment: 1x2hr in-class exam (35%), 1x2000wd analytical memo (35%), 2x1000wd homework tasks (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Qualitative research rests at the heart of social science. This unit introduces students to commonly used techniques for collecting and analyzing categorical data to answer empirical questions about social, cultural, and political phenomena. It examines case studies and comparative history; interviews, ethnography, and fieldwork; plus archives and content analysis, among other topics. Instruction is provided by a team of teachers with experience using these methods. Students therefore gain valuable insight into how to conduct and consume qualitative research.