RSS01.B1 Interpretive Research Methods - Confirmed

This course provides students with an introduction to different interpretive methods. Students will learn to ‘read’ texts while becoming familiar with contemporary thinking about interpretation, narrative method, and discourse analysis. During the course we will focus on narrative method, hermeneutics, phenomenology, discourse analysis, deconstruction method and hegemonic analysis.
The course is organized with the following six objectives in mind:

(1) To examine the scientific criteria of interpretive research and to give students basic training in how to formulate interpretive research questions.
(2) To expose students to issues of reading and coding interpretations, conceptualization, theory building, research design, and strategies of framing questions and selecting material and analytical units/cases.
(3) To assist students in how to organize and process material through interpretive coding strategies.
(4) To provide students with knowledge about how to choose the best strategy of interpretation for the research question.
(5) To introduce students to how to condense and present interpretations and finally
(6) how to draw conclusions from interpretive analyses.

Detailed program (pdf, 95 kB)


19 June 2023 - 23 June 2023
Course Fee

Regular: €995
Students & PhD's: €645

Early Bird Regular: €895 (application deadline* April 1st) 
Early Bird Students & PhD's: €580,50 (application deadline* May 15th)

Scholarships and discounts Find more information here
Application deadline

May 15th

*Your application is only completed when the course fee has been paid

Course leader Marie Østergaard Møller
Level of participant
  • Master
  • PhD
  • PostDoc
  • Professional
Admission requirements

The course speaks to beginners of the interpretive discipline and beyond basic social science skills within qualitative methodology and social science scientific criteria there is no admission requirements.

Admission documents
  • ​To get the student/PhD discount you need to upload a copy of your Student card or other proof of registration
  • If you are not a student/PhD, you can upload an empty document under 'Student Card'.
Mode of Study On Campus
ECTS 2 or 4 Find more information here
Location Radboud University