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Qualitative analysis

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The qualitative stage of the employers project involves the analysis of the focus groups and the sector-specific interviews with employers and professionals. A total number of ten focus groups were conducted, in which more than 60 employers took part.

Ten reports on the analysis of the different focus groups have been produced for the faculties concerned that contain evidence of the labour market demand for the profile of their graduates.

An overview report titled The Employers Survey: a qualitative analysis [Catalan] has also been produced, which contains a series of general and comparative conclusions for the branches of activity covered, using the information from the focus groups and interviews. The ultimate objective is firstly to document the opinions of employers of the education received by graduates and the ties between business and university; and, secondly, to identify aspects for use by relevant actors in Catalan universities to enhance graduate employability.

This research offers a more in-depth analysis of the findings of the quantitative analysis of the Employers Survey and provides programmes with specific information on the skills and knowledge that are most highly valued in the labour market.
The methodology used and the fieldwork were developed and carried out by QUIT (Sociological Research Centre for Sociological Studies on Everyday Life and Work, at the Autonomous University of Barcelona's Department of Sociology) and AQU Catalunya. The project team consisted of Oriol Barranco, Joan Miquel Verd, Oriol Alonso, Anna Prades, Carme Edo and Queralt Capsada.
 

Overall report
PDF The employers study: qualitative analysis
Reports according to professional sector
Financial institutions
Centered on degree programmes in Economics, Business Administration and similar qualifications 

PDF The opinion of finance, insurance and real estate companies on graduates of Economics, Business Administration and Business Studies

Construction

Centred on degree programmes in Architecture, Civil Engineering and similar qualifications 
PDF The opinon of companies on architects and civil engineers

Industry

Centred on degree programmes in Industrial Engineering and similar qualifications
PDF The opinion of companies on the education of production engineers  

Communication technologies

Centred on various degree programme profiles, such as Business Administration, Labour Relations, Organisation and Management Engineering
PDF The opinion of companies on communication engineers

Media

Centred on degree programmes in Journalism, Communication and Audiovisual Studies and similar qualifications

PDF The opinion of companies on graduates of Communication

Consultancy firms

Centred on various degree programme profiles, such as Business Administration, Labour Relations, Organisation and Management Engineering

PDF The opinion of consultancy firms on graduates of Economics, Business Administration and Business Studies

Early childhood and primary education


Centred on degree programmes in Early Childhood and Primary Education

PDF The opinion of school headmasters on the training of Early Childhood and Primary Education Teachers

Secondary education


Centred on the master’s degree in Teacher Training for Secondary Education 

PDF The opinion of school headmasters on the training of Secondary Education
Medicine
Centred on degree programmes in Medicine

PDF L'opinió dels ocupadors sobre els graduats en Medicina
Nursing
Centred on degree programmes in Nursing

PDF The opinion of employers on graduates of Nursing

Legal services

Focusing on degree programmes in Law, Labour Relations and Criminology
PDF The opinions of employers regarding graduates in Law, Criminology and Labour Relations

Educational and social services

Focusing on degree programmes in Psychology, Pedagogy, Psychopedagogy, Social Work, Social Education 

PDF The opinions of employers regarding degree programmes in educational and social services

6.11.2017