|1.||demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a broad range of qualitative methods applicable to their field;|
|2.||reflect critically on studies that employ a range of qualitative research methodologies and their applicability to research problems in their field, including the designs of research studies;|
|3.||apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to use and evaluate a broad range of qualitative research methods in the design of a substantial research-based piece of scholarship;|
|4.||develop skills in the gathering, management, analysis, evaluation and interpretation of a broad range of qualitative data;|
|5.||demonstrate the ability to use qualitative research software packages such as NVivo for exploratory data analysis;|
|6.||present to an interdisciplinary audience a coherent and sustained argument justifying their choice of qualitative research methodologies and methods for a specific project, using high level communication and technical skills and awareness of ethical issues; and|
|7.||demonstration advanced skills of written and spoken academic communication.|
|Assignment||Four short assignments (10% each) that focus on skill development in qualitative methods and techniques (1500 words in total)||40%|
|Presentation||Presentation following critical review of other studies (1000 word equivalent)||20%|
|Assignment||Major Assignment designed to test in-depth understanding of qualitative methodologies and capacity to choose, employ and defend (2500-3000 words)||40%|
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