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Advanced Qualitative Methods, 5 credits (8FO0001)

Avancerad kvalitativ metodik, 5 hp

Entries/Ansökan Advanced Qualitative Methods, 5 credits

Time: Weeks 7-8 and week 13 2021

Number of students: Minimum 10

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the students will be able to:

  • Display advanced abilities in transcription of qualitative data
  • Interpret and analyze qualitative data


Data transcription, different qualitative methods of analysis and different perspectives of validation as well as triangulation. Focus will be on valuating ability and approach regarding validation in analysis and focusing on key concepts as trustworthiness, reflexivity and triangulation.

Educational methods

Introduction lectures, group activities, seminars and written record of chosen method of analysis including an analysis and critical reflection upon the chosen method of analysis.


Individual task, writing a paper, scrutinized at a seminar and having an opposition on another course participant’s paper.

Students who have failed the course or part of the course twice are entitled to request another examiner for the following examination occasion.

Admission Requirements

General requirements
Admitted to education at research level (PhD-studies).

Special requirements
Basic Qualitative Methods, 5 hp or other comparable knowledge.

PhD students are admitted according to the following priority order:
1. PhD students registred at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
2. PhD students registred at other faculties within Linköping University
3. PhD students registred at other universities

Participation in the course of other students than above is only possible if there are fewer applicants from the above groups than students to be admitted.


Pass or Fail.

Course evaluation

Planning and implementation of the course shall be carried out on the basis of the wording in this course plan. The evaluation of the course should therefore consider the question how well the course agrees with the course plan. Written evaluation will be arranged at a scheduled time at the end of the course.


At the student's request, course certificate may be issued by the course organiser.

Course Literature

  • Patton, M.Q. 2015. Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods (4 ed) London: Sage Publications. (Or Patton, M.Q. 2002. Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods (3 ed) London: Sage Publications.)
  • Silverman D. 2020. Interpreting Qualitative Data. Methods for Analysing Talk, Text and Interaction. (6 ed). Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications. (Or former editions of the book)
  • Adding literature presentering different qualitative methods of analysis and scientific articles relevant for the content of the course.

Additional information

If the course is withdrawn, or is subject to major changes, examinations according to this course plan are normally offered on a total of at least three occasions within one year, one of them in close connection with the first examination.
The course is normally given in English.

Course administation

Course coordinator and examiner: Carina Berterö

Administrator: Nora Östrup

Sidansvarig: siw.carlfjord@liu.se
Senast uppdaterad: 2020-09-08