Qualitative Research Methods

Kvalitativne metode raziskovanja

Course credits:

6.0 ECTS / 60 (30 hours of lectures, 0 hours of exercises, 30 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)

Course holder:

prof. dr. Jernej Pikalo

    Lecturers:

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Marinko Banjac

Type:

Required

Language:

Slovenian

Semester:

Second semester

Study degree

1. level

    Course execution:

  • Undergraduate Programme of Political Science - Studies of Politics and the State

Short content

The aim of the course is to systematically familiarise students with qualitative research methods in Political Science. The course has four aims: to introduce and explain issues in the philosophy of social sciences; to introduce various methods, methodologies and techniques of research; to critically evaluate approaches and methods; to align methods with research issues. The course is structured in three parts. The first part introduces key issues of the philosophy of knowledge and philosophy of social sciences. The second part introduces and critically evaluates qualitative methods and methodologies (behaviourism, institutionalism, interpretive theory, normative theory, discourse theory, etc.). The third part focuses on practical application of qualitative research methods on political issues.

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