224.690.01 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH I: THEORY AND METHODS
First of a two-term sequence (with 224.691), which introduces students to qualitative research and provide them with practical skills for conducting research in domestic and international settings. Provides an overview of theoretical foundations of qualitative research and different approaches to qualitative inquiry, including programmatic qualitative research, grounded theory, ethnography, phenomenology, grounded theory, and narrative and case study approaches. Covers how to formulate qualitative research questions and how to design a qualitative research study. Provides description and practice in different qualitative data collection methods, including in-depth interviews, focus groups, and observation. To develop qualitative research skills, the course includes a significant group project component where students design and conduct hands-on local fieldwork projects, which must go through school ethical review and approval.
- Tuesday 8:30 - 10:20
- Thursday 8:30 - 10:20
- Thursday 3:30 - 5:20
- Friday 3:30 - 5:20