Qualitative Research

This course introduces students to methods and theories of qualitative analysis in social science research with emphasis upon contemporary understandings of ethics in the conduct of ethnographic research. Students will learn to use qualitative methodologies in needs assessment, program development, and exploratory and mixed methods research projects in fields including anthropology, criminology & criminal justice, education, economics, health science, legal studies, political science, and sociology.This course introduces students to methods and theories of qualitative analysis in social science research with emphasis upon contemporary understandings of ethics in the conduct of ethnographic research. Students will learn to use qualitative methodologies in needs assessment, program development, and exploratory and mixed methods research projects in fields including anthropology, criminology & criminal justice, education, economics, health science, legal studies, political science, and sociology.