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Course module: 202300087
In-depth interview (R)
Course info
Course module202300087
Credits (ECTS)3
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. E. van Laar
dr. E. van Laar
Contactperson for the course
dr. E. van Laar
B. Steenbreker
dr. A. van der Zeeuw
Academic year2023
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
At the end of the study unit, students will be able to (between brackets the number of the corresponding intended learning qualification of the programme):
  1. explain the origins and purposes of the grounded theory approach (2.1);
  2. analyze the strengths and weaknesses of qualitative interviews in comparison to other methods (2.1);
  3. characterize the essence of the qualitative data collection methods that are most often used in organizational research (2.1);
  4. identify the relevant sources of bias during qualitative data analysis as well as common strategies to limit such biases (2.4);
  5. evaluate the quality of qualitative research using interviews (2.5).
In this study unit, students learn how to perform in-depth interviews, analyze the qualitative data using the software package Atlas.ti, and report the outcomes of these interviews professionally. Students get acquainted with the fundamentals of qualitative research through the lens of Grounded Theory and they will practice different interview techniques in traditions of objectivism, constructionism, and naturalism. Each student will perform at least two in-depth interviews and analyze their interview data using the constant comparative methods from Grounded Theory with the software package ATLAS.ti (6R1). Students’ knowledge of the common features and terminology of qualitative research is assessed through an individual research exam with open questions (6R2).

This study unit is part of the Communication science module Lead the change. Because the five study units, which are part of the module, are highly related to each other it is not possible to follow this study unit separately.
Module 6
Participating study
Bachelor Communication Science
Required materials
Silverman, D. (2019). Interpreting qualitative data (6th edition). London, UK: Sage Publications.
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

6R1: Individual test with open question

6R2: Ind. assign. Research project bundle

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