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ASC741 - Conducting Qualitative Research

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:K Lane




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Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


 This unit is designed to equip students with the practical skills needed to conceptualise, plan and carry out qualitative research. Qualitative methods covered include participant observation, unstructured interviewing (focus groups, in-depth), digital/online research, mixed method approaches. The benefits and limitations of various methods will be assessed. Students will be trained in devising qualitative research tools and frameworks, with consideration given to the ethical, cultural and gendered dimensions of qualitative data collection. Teaching will be conducted in an online setting, with the option of participating in face-to-face seminars.


  1. Ethics review, 2000 words, 40%
  2. Written piece, 3000 words, 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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