Number of sessions: 4
Hours per session: 3
The course discusses conceptual aspects of mixed-methods studies (different designs, approaches for analysis, etc.) and practical issues, based on concrete examples from PhD candidates, literature and the lecturer's own research. The course is not tied to a particular discipline or theory; it is relevant for PhD candidates from all disciplines.
Number of sessions: 2
Hours per session: 6
Q-methodology is an innovative method which enables systematic categorisation of people’s perceptions about a particular topic. This small sample method (30-50 participants) distinguishes between subgroups of people based on their views (rather than their socio-demographic characteristics) and identifies points of consensus and disagreement amongst the participants.