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Qualitative Research Methodology

My Distance Learning College


This course is designed to give a broad introduction to qualitative research design. You will be exploring different approaches to qualitative research, including ethnography, phenomenology and grounded theory. The student will also be considering ways in which a researcher undertaking qualitative research collects and analysis data using observation and interviewing techniques.

The key points you need to consider to help you critically read and understand published qualitative research will be identified, thereby aiding the student to identify situations in which qualitative research can be used in practice. By the end of this course, the student will be able to plan a research study using a qualitative approach and to write a research proposal for it.

This course covers:

  • Qualitative research design - some background issues
  • Approaches to qualitative design
  • Collecting data in qualitative design
  • Analyzing qualitative data
  • Reading and using qualitative design research reports
  • Writing a research proposal for qualitative design


Qualitative Research Methodology Diploma

Qualitative Research Methodology Diploma issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9302
cost $448.00
estimated time to
complete course
120 Hours
course materials
365 Days