2023-2024 / ENVT3030-2

Qualitative investigation techniques


18h Th, 24h Cl. inv.

Number of credits

 Master in environmental science and management (120 ECTS)4 crédits 


Nathalie Semal


Corentin Hecquet

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course of methodology is dedicated to the tasks of collecting and analysing qualitative data about social, political or institutional dimensions of environmental issues. It relates to managing and doing interviews.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Through the use of semi-structured interviews, students will be put in good condition for the elaboration of an investigation's strategy; to render them capable of the preparation, the management and the analysis of a survey on an environemental issue ; and finally to have a critical and reflexive assesment of it.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

It is useful to be fluent in French to follow this course.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The fieldworks will be carried on a single issue.
Interviews will be carried out by groups of students under the guidance of a supervisor. Critical discussions about the unfolding and the outputs of the interviews will be organized.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Blended learning

Additional information:

Face to face - Team work (cfr schedule) - e-campus

Recommended or required readings

Compulsory and recommanded readings

Written work / report

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

Written work / report

Continuous assessment

Out-of-session test(s)

Additional information:

The evaluation of the qualitative part of the course is on the basis of a portolio including a personal synthesis of the course.


Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Active participation is imperative.


Important notice: the due participation at the practical activities of the course (interviews) are mandatory for the evaluation of the students.


Semal Nathalie - n.semal@uliege.be

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