ADVANCED QUALITATIVE RESEARCH The purpose of this course is to help students gain a theoretical, practical and critical understanding of qualitative research methodology, and to teach skills for the execution of research projects based upon qualitative data. Qualitative research is research that focuses upon understanding, rather than predicting or controlling phenomena. Seven different approaches to qualitative research methodology, their implications, and applications, are examined in this course. These approaches are: interpretive phenomenological analysis, grounded theory, narrative psychology, conversation analysis, discourse analysis, action research, and thematic analysis. Political and ethical issues are also highlighted in order to problematize and promote more critically informed inquiry. Cross-listed with Diversity and Social Justice Studies (cf. DSJS 3740)

Lecture Tuesday, Thursday 02:30PM - 03:45PM, SDU Main Bldg, Room 335