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Course module: 202001446
Qualitative Research and Business Skills
Course info
Course module202001446
Credits (ECTS)2.5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. B. Kump
L. Bakir
dr. B. Kump
Contactperson for the course
dr. B. Kump
dr. T.G. Schweisfurth
Academic year2022
Starting block
1B/  2B
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
After completing this course, students are able to:
  1. Explain core principles and stages of qualitative research, including the underlying philosophy of science
  2. Examine various qualitative research designs from research question to data analysis
  3. Design a qualitative interview guide with open and insightful questions
  4. Develop coaching skills and apply them when carrying out qualitative interviews
  5. Implement methods of qualitative data analysis in a structured manner at an appropriate level of abstraction
  6. Reflect on the role of own knowledge and prior assumptions in the qualitative research process and one’s own place as a professional in society

The course Qualitative Research and Business Skills (QRBS) attempts to get you as a MSc BA student up to speed with basics of qualitative research while at the same time improving your interpersonal skills (i.e., asking good questions, listening carefully, giving feedback, reflecting). By applying state-of-the-art qualitative research methods, you will work with your colleagues to explore your own interests, strengths and weaknesses – and those of your fellow students. In this way, you will not only learn about your role as a researcher in qualitative research but also develop a sharper image of your ideal future career and how to achieve it.
In an intensive boot camp style setup, we work toward this goal in four thematic weeks with corresponding individual and group deliverables. In addition to the thematic assignments, you will be guided to reflect on the process and findings along the way.
The final grade comprises of different kinds of ongoing individual and group tasks. Individual assignments are adding up to 60%, group assignments to 40% of the overall grade.

Participating study
Master Business Administration
Required materials
Course material
Academic papers
Recommended materials
Instructional modes

Presence dutyYes

Project unsupervised

Self study without assistance


(Group) assignments

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