TLM-3080 Qualitative research methods in informatics - 5 stp
Type of course
Theoretical and practical. The course can be taken as a single course as long as the admission requirement for the Master Programme is satisfied.
The course will cover the following topics: 1) Insight into conductive qualitative research on telemedicine. 2) Insight into analysing and producing quality research reports based on collected field data. 3) Conducting interviews and participant observations. 4) Strengths and weaknesses of qualitative case studies in telemedicine. 5) The role of researcher in qualitative research. 6) Concepts and theoretical approaches used in qualitative methods. 7) Conducting case studies in challenging contexts. The course is a central part of the Master's Programme and introduces the students to telemedicine.
Objective of the course
Learning Outcomes: Following the course, the students should be able to: 1) Conduct qualitative research on telemedicine. 2) Analyse and produce quality research reports based on collected field data. 3) Be able to conduct interviews and participant observations. 4) Assess strengths and weaknesses of qualitative case studies in telemedicine. 5) Be able to critically assess the role of the researcher in qualitative research. 6) Evaluate different concepts and theoretical approaches used in qualitative methods. 7) Conduct case studies in challenging contexts.
The course consists of a combination of lectures, discussions, homework and practical exercises. In addition to physical attendance of lectures and seminars, part of the course is net-based that requires active participation of students via Fronter. All assignments are submitted electronically in Fronter.
2-weeks' take-home examination based on a specific assignment. Norwegian grading system: A-E, with F as fail. Evaluation: Course evaluation is conducted by both students and the lecturer at the end of the course.
Lectures Spring 2013
First attendance: Monday, 14.01.2013 at 9:15 a.m.Tromsø Research Park, Lecture Room B284.
Førsteaman Gunnar Adelsten Ellingsen