EDML8230-A Research I - Qualit/Quant Meth    (Fall 2013: Doctorate)

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Course Details

Session, Dates: 5 (10/21/2013 - 12/14/2013)

Days: T

Time: 06:00 - 10:00 pm

Location: Moon Campus

Room: Patrick Henry 306

Seats Available: 12 Seats

Credits: 3

Course Description

This seminar examines qualitative methods used in social science research, focusing primarily on participant-observation, on asking questions, on writing fieldnotes, and the transferring of these primary field data into written ethnographic documents. It will emphasize ways in which students can most effectively collect, organize, analyze, and interpret qualitative data. Students will explore the ethical concerns most likely to be raised when engaging in qualitative research pursuits. Areas of qualitative methods covered include interviewing, historiography, document and textual analysis, ethnography, and sociometry. Seminar readings on specific research methods will contribute to the formulation of a research project to be carried out during the semester. Recent literature on the theoretical and ethical aspects of these methods will be considered in the context of these projects.

About The Instructor

Carianne Bernadowski, Ph.D.

Professor of Education

Coordinator, Secondary English and Communication Teacher Certification
English Department

Coordinator, Reading Specialist Program

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