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PUBH5506: Advanced Qualitative Analysis and Writing

This advanced unit of study extends students' practical and theoretical knowledge of qualitative research to provide advanced concepts and skills in qualitative data analysis and writing. You should have a basic understanding of qualitative research. We will explore the principles of qualitative analysis, and learn about different analytic strategies and key analytic tools. You will learn how to develop codes and themes, use memos and analytic maps, and interpret data through the process of writing. You will learn about starting writing, structuring articles, making analytic arguments, and editing your own work. Most importantly, we will consider what it means to think and write 'qualitatively'. You will analyse a portfolio of qualitative data, and produce a results and discussion section for a journal article. After completing this unit you will have increased your experience, skills and confidence in qualitative data analysis and writing.

Code PUBH5506
Academic unit Public Health
Credit points 6
PUBH5505 OR PUBH5500 OR QUAL5005 OR QUAL5006 OR GLOH5201
Assumed knowledge:
You should have a basic understanding of qualitative research gained through undergraduate or postgraduate coursework or research experience.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand, explain and apply fundamental principles underlying qualitative analysis
  • LO2. explain the differences between key analytic methods
  • LO3. systematically implement the key steps of an analytic method to a set of data
  • LO4. develop an analytic argument in a piece of qualitative writing and use data appropriately to advance this argument
  • LO5. understand and apply feedback on your analytic work and writing
  • LO6. apply techniques to improve the quality of your academic writing
  • LO7. apply techniques to improve your academic writing productivity

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.