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410.710.01 CONCEPTS IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH FOR SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

Department:
Health Behavior and Society
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:

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Prerequisite:

410.615

Description:

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:

No consent required