Advanced Qualitative Research Workshops

This information is for the 2018/19 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Alasdair Jones COL 8.12


This course is available on the MPhil/PhD in Data, Networks and Society, MPhil/PhD in International Relations, MPhil/PhD in Law, MPhil/PhD in Law (Socio-Legal Theory), MPhil/PhD in Media and Communications, MRes/PhD in Management (Employment Relations and Human Resources), MRes/PhD in Management (Information Systems and Innovation), MRes/PhD in Management (Marketing) and MRes/PhD in Management (Organisational Behaviour). This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

Research students who are undertaking projects using qualitative methods. 


Some prior training in qualitative methods (eg: MY400 and MY421 or equivalent). Students who have no prior training in qualitative methods should consider taking MY521M or MY521L. 

Course content

MY530 is a series of workshop modules that provide hands-on, in-depth and advanced training for specific methodologies of qualitative data collection, analytic techniques and research design issues. Research students can sign up to as many workshops as they wish. The programme includes topics such as in-depth interviews, focus groups, ethnography and participant observation, narrative interviewing and analysis, visual methods, classical content analysis, thematic analysis, etc. Each workshop consists of two sessions of two hours. The second session is practical. These interdisciplinary sessions provide a space for students to develop advanced methodological skills and exchange ideas with peers.


Sessions to be held throughout the year, beginning in week 8 of MT and continuing throughout LT; Participants sign up via MOODLE.

Indicative reading

Each session will provide its own recommended reading list, available on Moodle.


This course is non-examinable.

Key facts

Department: Methodology

Total students 2017/18: 4

Average class size 2017/18: Unavailable

Value: Non-credit bearing

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