6008

Advanced Qualitative Methods


In this course students will build on the foundation developed in AHS 6006. The course begins with a more in-depth examination of ontological and epistemological assumptions underpinning the various qualitative research approaches and moves to developing requisite skills for completing qualitative research. Students will gain practical experience in interviewing, participant observation and analysis of qualitative data. Students will also develop an appreciation of how to write grant proposals using qualitative approaches and continue to refine their ability to critique qualitative research. Topics explored will include many of those previously addressed in AHS 6006 but the focus will shift to comparing and contrasting research issues for various qualitative approaches versus comparing and contrasting them to quantitative research.