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Short about study course

Department: Department of Communication Studies
Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor: Ritma Rungule
Study type:Nepilna laika, Pilna laika
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Communication Science
Study course description
Branch of science:Communication Sciences; Library Science
Study course description


To familiarise students with the main qualitative research methods, to get understanding of qualitative methods and their most significant differences from quantitative methods. The course shapes understanding of the qualitative research process and its stages, main qualitative research methods, as well as the collection of data and their analysis in a qualitative research.


The study course “Social Research Methods” has been mastered.

Learning outcomes


Knowledge about the scientific approach and goals of science in social sciences; qualitative methodology in social research; the logical structure and design of a qualitative research; on qualitative research data acquisition and analysis methods have been mastered. Testing of knowledge: test.


Students are able to identify and use in practice the most important theories, concepts, data acquisition and analysis methods; to choose methods appropriate for the research goal and tasks; to develop a research proposal.


Students are able to perform a qualitative research in accordance with conditions of qualitative methodology.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
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