HSRV311-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Qualitative Research Methods

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


This course introduces students to a range of qualitative research approaches. We begin by exploring the philosophical underpinnings of qualitative research, including methodological frameworks, theories, and controversies. Students learn about practical issues encountered in ‘doing’ research. Those practical issues include ethics of the research process; navigating cultures and hard-to-reach groups; data gathering via documents, interviews, and focus groups; and analysing data. Students are encouraged to think critically about the applicability of developing ethical research models within diverse contexts/settings. Through manageable research assignments, students become familiar with the business of research and how it fits within complex and diverse human service systems.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


30 points at 200 level in HSRV, or
any 15 points at 200-level in HSRV and 30 points at 200 level from Schedule C (BSW) or Schedule V (BA) or Schedule C or E (BCJ). Students with at least 60 points in appropriate courses may enter with permission of the HSRV Progamme Coordinator.



Course Coordinator

Maria-Victoria Perez Y Perez


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Analysis 30% Due date to be advised
Reflexive journal 30% Due date to be advised
Class participation 10% Due date to be advised
Online test 30% Due date to be advised

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,641.00

International fee $7,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All HSRV311 Occurrences

  • HSRV311-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023
  • HSRV311-23S1 (D) Semester One 2023 (Distance)