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Qualitative Research Practicum II: Collecting Qualitative Data

East Baltimore
3rd term
International Health
2 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Class Times:
Requires enrollment to 224.690 and 224.691 either in previous years or in this academic year.
  • Friday,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructor s:
Caitlin Kennedy

224.697.01 Qualitative Research Practicum I: Partnerships and Protocol Development.


The best way to learn about qualitative research is to actually do a qualitative research study from start to finish.

Enables students to begin data collection and analysis for a qualitative research project in collaboration with a local community-based organization or JHU faculty. Discusses the informed consent process, common problems in qualitative data collection (interviews, focus groups, observation) and strategies for addressing them, how to make iterative changes to data collection methods, and different approaches to transcription and translation. Includes a debriefing with qualitative data collectors.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Conduct appropriate informed consent for qualitative studies
  2. Conduct qualitative interviews, focus groups, and observations
  3. Describe common problems in collecting qualitative data and identify strategies for addressing them
  4. Compare different approaches to qualitative data transcription and management
Methods of Assessment:

Preceptor evaluation (10%);
Seminar participation (10%);
Peer review (10%);
Qualitative research project data (70%)

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to students who have met the prerequisite or are enrolled for the current academic year.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required