Qualitative Methods: From Research Question to Study Design

Institution: see Organisers & Acknowledgements

Program of study: International Research Workshop

Lecturer: Dr. Anna Brake (Augsburg University)


30.09.2013, 09:00 – 12:30
01.10.2013, 09:00 – 12:30

Room: n.s.

Max. number of participants: 20

Semester periods per week: n.s.

Credit Points: 5 CP for participating in the whole IRWS

Language of instruction: English


Methodological rigor is of vital importance for the success of an qualitative research project. Research question, methodological approach of data collection and strategies of (verbal) data analysis have to be well matched in order to ensure a compelling overall research process. The workshop aims at providing the opportunity to discuss these issues critically in the light of the participant’s own dissertation projects. It addresses Ph.D. students who seek further clarification for their methodological rationale in their qualitative study regarding sampling procedure, interview techniques, approaches for data analysis and others. Thus, we will not debate on general issues of methodological importance, but focus on the methodologically demanding topics the participants are facing within their own qualitative study.

Participants are kindly asked to submit a research abstract no later than two weeks before the beginning of the workshop to Anna Brake.

You have to register for the 7th International Research Workshop to participate in this course.