CC3 | Qualitative Research Methods

The objective of this course is to provide advanced training in qualitative methods. The course is meant to take the student right through the qualitative research cycle within their own research projects.

The course will start with a reflection of the research questions prepared by the students from their own project and then move on to learn the design and conduct of in-depth interviews, focus groups and participant observation. Then qualitative data management training will include transcription, translation and coding. Further data analysis is carried out with use of computer assisted qualitative data analysis software. Finally students will learn different ways to write and present qualitative data.

This course is open for students who have first followed at least one introductory course in qualitative research methods. We request the students to let us know during registration which course they have followed and at what level (Bachelor, Master or PhD).

For more information, read the course description at Nethur.

Course Data

Organising Institute
Nethur - Utrecht University, Utrecht

Course code

Course type
lecture + exercise

Most appropriate for
Those applying qualitative research methods

No entry fee for PhD’s of  GS A+BE; €250 non-members

Number of participants

Name of lecturer(s)/coach(es)
See the schedule

Course load
60-80 hrs. 6 days (each week).

Graduate School credits

Assignments for each day of the course. The final folder containing all the assignments will be evaluated.


Feb-March yearly

Upcoming course dates and times

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