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Qualitative Skills for Criminologists

Postgraduate | GRF-CCJ737 | 2024

Hone your practical skills in collecting, analysing and presenting qualitative data. Understand the issues of research design, ethics and politics, and identify criteria to evaluate research in a critical review of published work.

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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
4 Mar 2024

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Qualitative Skills for Criminologists

About this subject

  • After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:

    1. Discuss and debate the main characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of qualitative social research.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the process of qualitative research, including issues of research design, ethics and politics.
    3. Identify criteria by which to evaluate qualitative research and apply these criteria in critical review of published work.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of different techniques for qualitative data collection and the practical and ethical issues involved.
    5. Discriminate between different qualitative approaches and their application.
    6. Demonstrate an ability to systematically collect, manage, analyse and write-up qualitative data.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • GRF-MCJ-MAS-2024 - Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice


  • GRF-FMH-MAS-2024 - Master of Forensic Mental Health

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • GRF-MCCJ7037 (Not currently available)

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Forensic Mental Health

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