Qualitative Analysis Laboratory

Name: Qualitative Analysis Laboratory
Code: SOC2413L
Duration: 15 weeks/156 hours
Scientific Area: Sociology

Teaching languages: Portuguese
Languages of tutoring support: Portuguese
Regime de Frequência: Presencial


This course combines theoretical, practical, field and laboratory classes, including CAQDAS, to explore the methods and techniques for the collection, analysis and interpretation of qualitative data.

Sustainable Development Goals

Learning Goals

Within the time limit of six months shall be the attainment of skills of pupils in the vast field of qualitative methods and techniques. This improvement It is only possible through a selection of qualitative methods and techniques of the widest spectrum of application. It is this discipline cantilevered epistemological knowledge space that gives access to the ability of selection, as regards the methods of application of the various methods and techniques available. This means that, except the points exposed in the programme, there is another set of methods and techniques that, not being taught (for lack of time, references or resources), is, however, discussed and referenced in your own space as a hypothesis of application as appropriate.


1- Technical specifics of qualitative data collection;
2- Non-verbal language;
3 DATA ANALYSIS -Interpretative Hypotheses; hermenêuticos of problems analysis;-Techniques of -The comparison. different forms of analysis contents;- Thematic analysis content;- Structural analysis contents;- Introduction to discourse analysis and narrative.
4-the validity- Search forms validation; Between the paradigms of the scientific community.
5-institutional analysis -Genesis and assumptions.I.;-InstituiçãoWhat is it? -What the sociologist can do;- models of other fields of know;- importance of the analysis discursive;- modalização psychoanalytic; staff for the socio-institutional;- search of omissions and recalcamentos;-Assumptions conflict resolution.

Teaching Methods

Presentation and timing of learning tasks; generic content presentation and auxiliary teaching discipline; follow-up work in selected methodological procedures; debate and questions; monitoring the integration of materials and preparation for evaluations.
Continuing Evaluation including individual Work, Constitution of matter of discipline; 2 Frequencies and direct assessment (oral).