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Michael S. Knapp
EDPSY 586
Seattle Campus

Qualitative Methods of Educational Research

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Jon Organ
Date: 06/10/2004