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410.710.98 Concepts in Qualitative Research for Social and Behavioral Sciences

Health Behavior and Society
2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Barcelona, Spain
Mon 11/25/2013 - Wed 11/27/2013
Class Times:
  • M Tu W,  8:30am - 6:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Judy Holzer
Course Instructor:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Provides an overview of the development of a qualitative approach within public health research and practice, focusing on the philosophical underpinnings to qualitative research and the application of such methods to key contemporary public health questions. Considers questions such as, “What counts as knowledge?”, “What are appropriate and useful public health data?”, and “How do we learn about new issues?” Focuses on concepts, particularly highlighting the nature of qualitative questions and data. Not intended to provide training in conducting independent qualitative research.

Methods of Assessment:

In-class discussion and final paper.

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduates not permitted

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Full-time degree seeking students must obtain permission from Judy Holzer in HPM in order to register for this course.

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