Sociology and Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

SOCI 634: Qualitative Research Methods

SOCI 634-001: Qualitative Rsch Methods
(Spring 2017)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R

Robinson A349

Section Information for Spring 2017

This course provides an introduction to qualitative research methods in sociology for graduate students. Because an understanding of qualitative research is best gained through experience, this course emphasizes a “learning by doing” approach and is run as a practicum. Students will learn the techniques for collecting, analyzing and writing-up qualitative research data through their own research projects. This course considers central methodological issues relevant to doing qualitative research in academic and applied settings and explore critical ethical and political questions that arise within qualitative research practice.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Examines basic research methods involving observational techniques and procedures used in description and analysis of patterns, configurations, ethos, eidos, structures, functions, and styles typical of whole societies and cultures. Emphasizes case studies, unobtrusive methods, participant observation, longterm residence, choices of observer status role, recording data, uses of technical equipment, key informants, interviewing techniques, and ethical considerations in employing such methods and procedures. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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