Qualitative Research Design and Analysis
The varied epistemologies in qualitative research are introduced in this course, providing students with a broad understanding of interpretive methods. The principles of qualitative research design are discussed, and students are trained in the areas of organizing, interpreting, and presenting qualitative findings. Students have an opportunity to critically reflect upon each of the stages of qualitative research design, and engage in guided activities to further elucidate the meaning of this process. These course objectives are accomplished through instructor-led/student-led discussion, lecture content, readings, and assignments.