School of Global Studies

Mass Observation (582X8)

In-depth Qualitative Survey: Mass Observation

Module 582X8

Module details for 2017/18.

0 credits

FHEQ Level 7 (Masters)

Module Outline

Using both ethnographic and life writing methods, Mass Observation was founded in 1937 to undertake a survey of everyday life in Britain. The Archive is housed at the University of Sussex at The Keep.

This one day workshop will examine methods and analysis of in depth qualitative survey, using data collected by Mass Observation as a practical case study. Attendees will use examples to reflect on how in depth qualitative data might be used in their research, thinking through the following areas: what is in depth qualitative survey and what methods can be used to collect data? What kinds of data can it produce and how can these be analysed?

Module learning outcomes

Identify methodologies that can be applied to qualitative data analysis.

Apply qualitative analysis methods to a set of in-depth survey data

Evaluate the benefits of using in depth surveys within your own research work

Essay (1500 words)Summer Vacation Week 5 Thu 16:00100.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

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