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MRES 505 Qualitative Research Methods Select Term:
This course focusses on the qualitative tradition in social science and organizational research. The former part of the course reviews the intellectual roots of and the current frameworks informing qualitative inquiry as well as the debates surrounding quantitative and qualitative traditions. Central characteristics of qualitative work and its relation ship to theory generation and testing are then discussed. This is followed by reviewing the major forms of qualitative research like ethnography,case studies,and ethnomethodology. The latter part of the course moes towards a coverage of issues of design and analysis in qualitative research. Specific topics to be covered are data collection techniques (like interviewing, participant observation, focus groups, document analysis) and methods for the analysis of qualitative data, including use of software packages. The course concludes by exploring the possibilities of combining quantitative and qualitative research.
SU Credits : 3
ECTS Credit : 6
Prerequisite : -
Corequisite : -