I found this a very useful way of getting a basic introduction to qualitative research methods, without just sitting down with some text books. The content was engaging and at the right level for me.
Best course on Qualitative Research.Improved knowledge about the concepts and its application in different steps of research.Thanks to Dr.Gerben Moerman for his matchless delivering of concepts.
by Dr.Debasmita M•
Please help,I want to enroll from this course as I have completed a simiar course previously and I don't have time to do it anymore now but when I open the menu,only rate the course comes.Please unenroll me from this.Currently I am doing two more courses and one Understanding Research Methods is already completed.So, as I am unable to giv time to this and unable to submit assignments,I want to unenroll. Please help.
by Neelakanteswaraswamy B•
One of the toughest final exam and coursework I have encountered in Coursera.It has really made me think differently about Qualitative Research Methodology.I might have taken final exam so many times unlike others.I have gone through again and again several times the video lectures for deeper understanding of what the faculty wanted to convey in Qualitative Research Methodology.
by George C•
Some of the lectures could be condensed a bit. I get there is a lot to cover each week, but splitting them up made into 4-8 sections of about 10 minutes each got quite laborious at times. Also, I feel some of the assessment instructions could have been much easier... it seemed we were asked to do the same thing twice at one stage.
by Jessica N•
I found the video lectures less helpful with this course (than the quantitative course) and resorted to reading the transcripts in order to learn the important information. I did enjoy the assignments ( observation and interview processes) and found the application helped better understand the theory.
by Manasi E T•
This course was fun! As a social scientist, it was nice to have a class on qualitative research methods. I wish we had the opportunity to explore each of the methods in detail. The lecturer was also super fun and creative - they kept us engaged with the material.
by Carol C•
The readings were helpful but I would have liked to see more accessible articles. It's not possible to complete all the references during the 8 week course. BUT I will use them to further assist me with diving into my interview data. Thanks for the direction.
by Diede K•
The amount of information is quite unstructured. I found it difficult to distinguish the essential information from the less important information. Besides that, the subtitles where really bad most of the time. Which was a pity. However, I still learned a lot.
by Candacee W•
Difficult to understand some assignments and questions. Requires a great deal of work, in addition to attempting to understand what is being asked of students. Excellent content, though!
by Naohi I•
The course materials and assignments were excellent, but it would be better if the faculty give me some kind of personal comments on our works.
by Bertik B•
Good, but it lacks proper materials to come back to - slides are very heavy and not clear and transcript is missing connections to slides.
by tengson p•
I found this course very useful and would recommend it to friends if they are interested
by Fabian G•
Very convoluted; examples not so clear; still interesting and well produced.
very vague questions in the tests
by Mark C•
Dr Moerman is passionate about qualitative research and does use some interesting examples to illustrate his ideas, some of which are drawn from his own research experiences. Do note that if you were to take this course, you need time because the assignments are time consuming and the videos are (I think) a little longer than they really need to be. Also, some of the assignments are designed in a pretty strange way (e.g. one week's assignment requires a shocking 10 peer reviews to pass but when I took the course, there were only a few submissions). This probably means I can't get my cert until the next session starts - if I'm lucky!
by Tomoe I•
The professor was very powerful, however this course is very academic and not the best if you are looking for hands-on qualitative research methods. Although I learned a lot of methods, unfortunately I could not understand each of them since they are just explained, not showing the informative examples.
by Jeanson-Jian W G L•
Content of the lesson marred by extremely poor presentation. This is particularly egregious in regards to the assignments, and Quizzes, as a lack of fluency from the content writers makes the experience of knowing what precisely is being asked an unnecessarily frustrating process.
by Karina Z•
I had done ALL the tasks in February-March - I don't remember exactly when, but I received my certificate in May. The course was interesting, but I needed the certificate for my application to university. Now I'm so dissapointed.
by Mateja K•
The instructor's presentations are so irritating due to him acting in a jumpy, nervous, and hyper-excited manner that I could not stand watching the lectures. If you don't mind that, it's probably not a bad course.
by Lucy B•
A very enthusiastic teacher, but the information was difficult to follow and some of the assessments took over 4 hours to complete. This made it hard to get the work done.
by Raju G•
Very vague, abstract ideas in the lectures. Would be much better if more real-life examples and scenarios were used in the lectures to convey those abstract ideas.
by Monica A•
As a humanities student, I find this module not challenging and boring. The videos are way too long and hard to follow.
by Olalowo I•
Please , the style of power reviewing assignment isn't encouraging. It's delaying my completion for over 3 months
by Abigail B•
Video's were great but some of the assignments were unpractical and the tests were based on minuscule details.
content is not good, too scattered content, cannot find focus.
assignments are meaningless.
by Anthony J M•
Scattered lectures that are hard to follow and choppy