Qualitative Research Methods (3)
This course is designed as an introductory graduate level course for those considering qualitative methods for thesis or dissertation projects or interested in learning about how qualitative methods might be integrated into future mixed methods initiatives. The structure of the course allows for interactive dialogue around foundations of qualitative inquiry, methodological applications from various qualitative research traditions, as well as techniques and tools to strengthen qualitative data collection and analysis.
- Discuss philosophical underpinnings of qualitative research methods
- Explain commonalties inherent in inductive approaches to inquiry
- Identify key elements associated with phenomenology, ethnography, grounded theory, narrative inquiry, and participatory action research.
- Examine how research questions vary by qualitative methods.
- Explain key elements of sampling, data construction and data analysis in qualitative research.
- Identify applicability of data collection strategies to modes of qualitative inquiry
- Describe strengths and limitations of particular qualitative methods
- Articulate ethical issues in qualitative research
- Evaluate qualitative research manuscripts
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