PM11: Qualitative Data Analysis for Product Realisation Research #03

PM11: Qualitative Data Analysis for Product Realisation Research #03

7.5 credits
Start date: 1 March 2022

University: Jönköping University, Mälardalen University

Target group: PhD Student

Academy: Production Academy

Last day of registration: 28 February 2022
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The aim of the course is to increase participants understanding of key concepts, and to develop their competence and skills in how to perform qualitative analysis. The participants will develop an ability to judge and evaluate the choice of analytical method applied to an adequate set of empirical data. Furthermore, the course aims at increasing the participants’ understanding of the premises for publishing results based on qualitative data analysis in scientific journals.

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the course participant should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding

Competence and skills

Judgement and approach

Course content 

In this course the participants get familiarized with, and learn how to use, a range of techniques and methods for qualitative data analysis, for example:

Course organisation

The course is divided into 6 course sessions, including the course introduction. The course will be held online or at campus, depending on the national recommendations related to the pandemic.


GRU1: Individual examination, written and oral, with focus on key concepts, methods and approaches in qualitative analysis (examination of the course literature).

SEM1: Group examination, oral, planning and completion of a seminar with focus on selected technique for qualitative data analysis. (Assignment 1)

INL1: Individual examination, written and oral, analysis of empirical data and reflection on the result, including presentation of results from analysis of qualitative data. (Assignment 2).


Course book:

Miles, M., Huberman, M. & Saldana J. (2020). Qualitative Data Analysis. A Methods Sourcebook, Thousands Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Inc.

Recommended reading:

Säfsten, K. & Gustavsson, M. (2020). Research methodology for engineers and other problem-solvers. Studentlitteratur, Lund.

Additional reading will be added.



10:00 - 12:00 3 November 2020


8:00 - 17:00 17 November 2020


13 January 2021 - 14 January 2021

TBD: Online or JTH/MDH

9 February 2021

16 March 2021 - 17 March 2021

11 May 2021 - 12 May 2021