224.691.01 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH II: DATA ANALYSIS
Second of a two-term sequence (with 224.690), which introduces students to qualitative research and provide them with practical skills for conducting research in domestic and international settings. Emphasizes the management and analysis of qualitative data in public health research. Introduces various interpretive analytic approaches and guides students in applying them to data. Also introduces students to systematic data collection techniques originating in cognitive anthropology including free-listing, pile-sorting, paired comparisons, and rating and ranking techniques. Students analyze data they have collected as part of fieldwork projects initiated in 224.690 and write up the results in a final paper. Classroom sessions include lectures, discussion, intensive group work related to the fieldwork projects, and completion of a tutorial on the textual analysis software Atlas.ti and exercises on analysis of systematic data with Anthropac in the computer lab.
By the end of the course, students should be able to: 1) describe inductive and deductive approaches to coding textual data; 2) collect and analyze systematic data using Anthropac, 3) manage textual data files effectively to ensure ease of use and participant confidentiality; 5) use the basic functions of a computer software program for coding and analysis of textual data; 6) write a qualitative paper in a format like that of a peer-reviewed journal article.
- Monday 8:30 - 10:20
- Wednesday 8:30 - 10:20
- Wednesday 10:30 - 11:50
- Friday 9:00 - 10:20
224.689 and 224.690