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SG4222 Advanced Qualitative Analysis

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
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.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional elective for all degrees involving Geography

UG Pre-requisite(s):Passes in one of SG3201 - SG3204

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2-hour lecture (x 4 weeks), 2-hour seminar (x2 weeks), 2- hour practical (x3 weeks)
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 18
  • Guided independent study: 182

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework = 100%
UG Re-assessment:Coursework project = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr M Sothern
Module teaching staff:Team taught