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This micro-credential provides a broad overview of the theory of qualitative research, and examines the basic skills involved in the application of these methods in social research, demography and population studies. Qualitative methods are defined, and their uses and limitations explored. Qualitative methods are compared with quantitative methods, and approaches to the integration of qualitative data are reviewed.

Learning outcomes 

Upon successful completion, enrollee's will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Discuss the basic concepts of qualitative data collection;
  2. Critique existing qualitative research;
  3. Design a simple qualitative research project;
  4. Know the basic concepts for more advanced qualitative research and where to obtain further information

Indicative assessment 

Assignment 1 – Introductions and identification of research questions (500 words, 20% of final mark) LO: 1, 2

Assignment 2 – Research design (1,500 words, 80% of final mark) LO: 3, 4

Assumed knowledge 

This micro-credential is taught at graduate level and assumes the generic skills of a Bachelors or equivalent.

Micro-credential stack information 

This micro-credential may be undertaken as a stand-alone course.


Course Code: DATA29

Workload: 21 hours 

  • Contact hours: 7 hours
  • Individual study and assessment: 14 hours

ANU unit value: 1 unit

AQF Level: 8

Contact: Professor Nicholas Biddle

This Micro-credential is taught at a graduate level.  This is not an AQF qualification.

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