Qualitative Research Methods

A.Y. 2021/2022
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lead instructor: Paola Mattei
Students will be introduced to the strengths and limitations of a range of qualitative research methods. At the end of the course, students will have gained the following skills: an appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of qualitative approaches; an understanding of the theoretical and epistemological underpinnings of qualitative research; a general knowledge of a variety of qualitative methodologies and an understanding of their relationship to particular types of research design, with a particular reference to cross-country methods; an in-depth understanding of two particular qualitative approaches, namely interviewing and process tracing.
Mandatory for students of the PhD programs in Political Studies
Assessment methods
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
How to enrol


The course enrolment deadline is usually the 25th day of the month prior to the start date. More specifically:

  • for courses starting in June 2021, until 25 May 2021
  • for courses starting in July 2021, until 25 June 2021
  • for courses starting in September 2021, until 30 August 2021.

How to enrol

  1. Access enrolment on PhD courses online service using your University login details
  2. Select the desired programme and click on Registration (Iscrizione) and then on Register (Iscriviti)

Ignore the option "Exam session date” that appears during the enrolment procedure.


For help please contact phd@unimi.it

By previous appointment, on-line with Microsoft Teams. Please email paola.mattei@unimi.it to request an appointment.
Microsoft Teams, on Tuesdays from 8:30 until 11:30