Qualitative Methods

Qualitative Methods
Qualitative methods for gathering data and analyzing theories, including concept formation, textual analysis, interviewing, archival research, case studies, and comparative historical analysis.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPOLI 200
 TaughtContact Department
 ProgramsContaining POLI 303
Course Outcomes

Effective Research and Analysis

Dramatically enhance your grasp of qualitative methods for doing political science, bringing it close to the level that would be taught in graduate school. In the process, gain a better grasp of the principles of scientific research.

Effective and Professional Writing

Improve your ability to write effectively for a professional audience, especially in terms of global-level structure.

Effective Oral Communication

Improve your ability to speak in small-group settings and to make formal presentations.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Enhance your ability to critically analyze theories and methods of analysis in published research and in your own work.