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FLF3008 Interview as Qualitative Research Method 4.5 credits

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Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FLF3008 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course disposition

During the course, different types of qualitative research interviews, methodological and ethical questions about interview research, practical aspects regarding planning and conducting research interviews are discussed. The course will also cover transcription and analysis of interview data as well as quality aspects of interview research. The course contains both literature studies, seminars and practical exercises.

Course contents

The purpose of the course is to give the student an overview of different types of qualitative research interviews as a data collection method.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the doctoral student will be able to:

  • Reflect on and discuss different types of research interviews and their possibilities and limitations in relation to different research questions.
  • Based on research questions, plan and conduct qualitative research interviews.
  • Reflect on and discuss ethical aspects of interview research.
  • Reflect on and discuss quality aspects of interview research.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic authorization to participate is given to those who have been admitted to doctoral education at a Swedish university or equivalent education abroad.

Recommended prerequisites

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Literature will be announced at least two weeks before the start of the course.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • SEM1 - Seminar, 4.5 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The examination consists of a seminar where the PhD student discusses and reflects on interview research.

Other requirements for final grade

In order to obtain a final grade, in addition to an approved examination seminar, active participation in the course's other seminars is also required.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences