Feb 27, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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College of Social Work

Credits: 3

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the fundamental concepts, language, design, and implementation of qualitative research. The history, characteristics, philosophy, and evaluation of qualitative research will also be a focus, as will the ‘habits of mind and heart’ (Rossman & Rallis, 2003, p. xii) that guide qualitative researchers. The unique contributions that qualitative research can make to the knowledge base in your field of study (with an emphasis on social work) will be underscored. Also addressed in the course are the ways the predominant kinds or approaches to qualitative inquiry shape the design of a study. This course will involve a variety of small and large group discussions and activities, lectures, hands-on activities, and an individual small- scale qualitative research project.

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