Qualitative Research Analysis and Writing (QUAL5003)


In this Unit you will analyse and write about qualitative data. This intermediate unit assumes a basic understanding of qualitative research and focuses on qualitative analysis and writing. Workshop one will introduce you to several advanced analytic strategies; previous years have included conversation analysis, thematic analysis, discourse analysis and grounded theory analysis. Between workshops, you will work to analyse a portfolio of qualitative data. Workshop Two will concentrate on writing; we will practice tricks and tips for starting writing, structuring articles, and editing your own work. Most importantly, we will practice thinking in genres, asking the question: who is going to read this, and how should I write for them? After completing this Unit you will have a wider range of analytic techniques at your disposal, and will have experience in shaping your writing to make it appropriate for its intended audience.

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2x2 full day workshop plus optional tutorials


practical analysis activities (20%, 20%, 20%), 2000/5000wd draft journal article (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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Assumed knowledge

Basic understanding of the nature of qualitative knowledge and types of qualitative data.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.