This course offers students a theoretical and practical guide to qualitative research methods. It locates these methods within an interpretivist tradition which explores the meanings with which people attach to human behaviour. It facilitates a greater understanding of the subjects perspective. The course explores human behaviour through methods such as participant observation, interviewing and focus groups and also how social action is represented through visual methods. The course offers practical experience to students in these methods but also focuses on the analysis and writing of qualitative research.