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Qualitative Research Tools (MBA)

Course Framework
Course Facilitator: Rizwan Raheem Ahmed, Ph.D., M.Phil., M.S., MBA, M.A.S., M.Sc.
Participant Scholars: Scholars who are seeking their Career in Advanced Research &
Academia
Course Overview
This course will provide students with opportunities to:
(1) Explore the practical dimensions of qualitative research, such as creating a research
design, conducting interviews and observations, and analyzing qualitative data.
(2) Explore the central concepts, issues, and dilemmas associated with qualitative
research.
(3) Provide opportunities for students to experience the full cycle of a research project
from initial design of the project to writing a final report.
(4) Analyze qualitative research studies.
(5) Become familiar with the principles and methodologies of a number of paradigms
within qualitative research (e.g., ethnographies, case studies, applied research, critical
studies, etc.).
(6) Understand a range of ethical considerations involved in conducting qualitative
research.
Course Objectives
This course focuses on developing a working knowledge of a range of qualitative
methods and methodological approaches. The course is designed to achieve:
(i) An understanding of the role of qualitative methods in management and organizational
research.
(ii) An understanding of the relationship between theory, methodology, and methods in
qualitative research.
(iii) A working knowledge of a range of qualitative methodologies and methods.
(iv) The provision of a forum for reflecting on and developing research strategies.
Mode of Tutoring:
Slide Presentation, Class discussion, Tutorials, Handouts, Workshops, Guest Speaker
Session, Mid-term & Final-term Exam, Quiz
Research Scholars Appraisal
Course Assessment
Assignments Submission
Quizzes
Mid-term Exam
Final-term Exam
Class Participation

10 Marks
05 Marks
30 Marks
50 Marks
05 Marks

Total Marks

100 Marks

Conceivable Course Textbooks


1. Designing Qualitative Research, 4th Edition, by Catherine Marshall and Gretchen
B. Rossman (2006) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
2. Pushkala Prasad (2005). Crafting Qualitative Research. Armonk, NY: M. E.
Sharpe
3. Bailey, Kenneth, D. (1998), Methods of Social Research, The Free Press, London.
4. Kothari, C. R. (2008). Research Methodology: Methods & Techniques, (2nd Ed.).
New Delhi, India: New Age International.
Stylistic Manuals:
1. American Psychological Association. (1994). Publication manual of the
American Psychological Association (4th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
2. Turabian, K.L. (1996). A manual for writers of term papers, theses, and
dissertations (6th ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
3. Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 6th ed. New
York: Modern language Association of America, 2003.
Course Outline & Progression

Session/Date
ONE /
12-04-2015
TWO /
19-04-2015
THREE /
26-04-2015
FOUR /
03-05-2015
FIVE /
10-05-2015

Topics Narrative

Activities

Course Introduction, Classification of


Research, Pathway of Research Journey
etc.
Activities & Marks distribution,
Justification & Reason to Study of QT,
Difference b/w Methodology of
different Research Methods
Introduction to Qualitative Methods,
Phases of Research Process, Ethical
Considerations in Research
Paradigms
Grounded Theory

Slide Presentation,
Course Outlines,
Discussion

Case Study
Discourse/ Narrative

SIX /
17-05-2015

Ethnography
Visual Methodologies

SEVEN /
24-05-2015

Interviews
Focus Groups + Quiz

EIGHT /
31-05-2015
NINE /
07-06-2015

Slide Presentation,
Handouts, and Class
discussion
Slide Presentation,
Handouts, and Class
discussion
Slide Presentation,
Handouts, and Class
discussion
Slide Presentation,
Handouts, and Class
discussion
Slide Presentation,
Handouts, and Class
discussion
Slide Presentation,
Handouts, and Class
discussion

Mid Term Examination

Mid-term Exam

Observations
Coding
Presentations

Slide Presentation,
Handouts, and Class
discussion

TEN /
14-06-2015

Formatting Styles (MLA, APA, MHRA,


Turabian Styles), Referencing &
Bibliographies, Research Proposal

ELEVEN /
21-06-2015

Guest Speaker, Director & Managing


Partner Oasis Research International

TWELVE /
28-06-2015

Research Project Formation in


Qualitative Research

THIRTEEN /
05-07-2015

Review of Literature in Qualitative


Research

FOURTEEN /
12-07-2015

Research Methodology & Selection of


Qualitative Method +Quiz

FIFTEEN /
19-07-2015

Referencing and Formatting in


Qualitative Research Method

SIXTEEN /
26-07-2015

Final Term Examination

Slide Presentation,
Handouts, and Class
discussion
Slide Presentation,
Handouts, and Class
discussion
Slide Presentation,
Handouts, and Class
discussion
Slide Presentation,
Handouts, and Class
discussion
Slide Presentation,
Handouts, and Class
discussion
Slide Presentation,
Handouts, and Class
discussion
Assignment/Project
Submission

Grading Procedure:
Final Grades will be assigned as per Indus Universitys Rules & Regulations &
Grading Policy
Communication Info:
Cell Numbers: 0300-8293560
E-mail ID: rizwanraheemahmed@gmail.com
and rizwan.raheem@indus.edu.pk
In Person Consultation: Indus University (From 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Sunday)