Michael S. Knapp
Survey of various qualitative research methods from a variety of disciplinary perspectives (anthropology, sociology, applied linguistics, cognitive psychology, policy analysis, and evaluation) with intensive experience in collection, analysis, and reporting of data. Prerequisite: second-year doctoral standing and one course in statistics, and permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with EDC&I 578; A.
Foundational and hands-on knowledge in using qualitative research methodologies in a variety of applied social contexts.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Short lectures, engaging classroom exercises and demonstrations.At least second year (preferably third) in Ph.D. program.
At least one graduate-level course in statistics (to provide a point of comparison with qualitative methods).
Class assignments and grading
Short papers and the write up of an empirical research project. This course follows a "learn by doing" format. Participants learn qualitative methods by conceptualizing and carrying out a small-scale qualitative study.