Doctorate of Business Administration (DDBA) 804

Qualitative Research Methods

DDBA 804

Delivery Mode: Online

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: none

Faculty: Faculty of Business

Program: Doctor of Business Administration

For current students a detailed course description is available in the DBA student handbook. For anyone not in the program interested in this course please visit the following website:


This course covers the theoretical and philosophical bases of qualitative inquiry and provides students with the basic skills needed to do qualitative research. Topics covered in the course include qualitative research designs, methods of data collection, issues of validity and reliability, and qualitative data analysis. The course will also explore ways to integrate quantitative and qualitative methods.

Athabasca University Library: Students are encouraged to browse the Library's Web site to review the Library collection of journal databases, electronic journals, and digital reference tools:

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.