Qualitative Research Methods

Qualitative Research Methods
Purposes, methods, and limitations of qualitative research. Includes participant observation and hermeneutics skills.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesSOC 310
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining SOC 404
Course Outcomes

Qualitative Research Epistemology

Students will be able to explain the epistemological assumptions of qualitative research methods, how to select the appropriate qualitative research method to address a research question, and the criteria for evaluating qualitative research methods.

Qualitative Research Methods: Design and Data Collection

Students will be able to design and conduct an in-depth interview study, an oral history interview study, a focus group study, an ethnography, a qualitative content analysis study, a qualitative case study, and a mixed-method study.

Qualitative Research Methods: Analysis

Students will be able to code and interpret qualitative data. (This may include the use of qualitative data analysis software.)

Writing and Representation of Qualitative Research

Students will be able to write a qualitative methods and findings section, as for a qualitative research article.

Educational and Career Planning

Students will be able to connect what they are learning in the sociology program and/or classes with educational and career options.