MAAS-704 Qualitative Research Methods
Spring for 2017-2018
This course is designed for graduate students (and advanced undergraduates) to train them in the design and practice of qualitative research. The course is appropriate for students who will write theses and dissertations as well as those who will practice data collection in such fields as human development and education, among others. The course will include the following topics: 1) developing research questions, the appropriate methods to collect material to address those questions, and the possible analytical approaches; 2) human subjects review (IRB); 3) ethics and politics of fieldwork and creating relationships with informants; 4) designing questions, techniques of observation, and taking fieldnotes; and 5) organizing and working with research material.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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