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GG4222   Advanced Qualitative Analysis

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Thu

This module offers advanced training in methods of qualitative analysis that facilitate dissertation work and develop transferable skills for future careers. Learning is project/problem-based, and students gain practical experience of working with a range of qualitative data (e.g. archives, visual and textual documents and interview transcripts) using a range of analytical approaches (e.g. discourse analysis, deconstruction, grounded theory and computer-assisted qualitative analysis). Research data are drawn from a range of areas within geography and sustainable development. . Techniques, themes and materials will vary according to staff availability.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass GG3201 or pass GG3202 or pass GG3203

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2-hour lecture (x 4 weeks), 2-hour seminar (x2 weeks), 2- hour practical (x3 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 18

Guided independent study hours: 182

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework project = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr M G Kesby
Module teaching staff: Team taught (Dr Mike Kesby, Dr Matthew Sothern)