As the study of many scientific, technological and educational processes touches upon human beings and society, qualitative research methods are important tools for approaching the understanding and interpretation of these phenomena. The palette of qualitative methodologies is broad and its uses are varied in diverse fields of research.

The course is specially designed for students in the first year of their studies and it aims at:

Offering an overview of the main assumptions and issues at stake when carrying qualitative research.

Providing a frame for discussing the students’ own methodological design.
Providing feedback on students’ problems and necessities regarding their methodological design

The course will combine both lectures and workshop sessions where students will have the opportunity to work further on their methodological design and get feedback from the lecturers. A special requirement for registration is that, when signing up, students have to send a description of their methodological design and a formulation of two to three points where they are having difficulties and would like to get feedback. This will help the course organisers and lecturers to plan workshops attending to the particular necessities of students. A more detailed program and a list of readings will be available to the students during the second week of April.


Professor Paola Valero, email and Professor Tim Richardson, email:

Professor Paola Valero and Professor Tim Richardson




May 15 - 17, 2013


Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7C, room 3-204

Zip code:


Number of seats:

April 24, 2013

Important information concerning PhD courses
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.