Qualitative research methods
This course provides an introduction to the purpose and techniques of qualitative research methods. The main topics cover the major steps of a complete research process, from formulating a research question, conceptualizing a problem, to writing a research proposal.
Course learning outcomes
- Formulate research questions and design a research.
- Collect and analyze qualitative data.
- Critically evaluate the assumptions, strengths and weaknesses of social research.
- Write a well-organized research report.
|Two short assignments||30%|
|Individual research proposal||40%|
|Participation and in class exercise||20%|
Babbie, Earl. 2010. The practice of social research. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Singleton, Royce A. Jr. and Bruce C. Straits. 2010. Approaches to Social Research. New York: Oxford University Press.
Weiss, Robert. 1994. Learning from Strangers: The Art and Method of Qualitative Interview Studies.
Abbott, Andrew. Methods of Discovery.