Course Descriptions

HS 411B — Applied Research Seminar: Qualitative

Prerequisite: HS 403b or permission of instructor. Open only to PhD students.

Provides students with experience conducting qualitative research, with an emphasis on data analysis and presentation. Readings and discussions address study design, sampling, credibility, triangulation, note-taking, data storage, computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software, ethical issues, and the analysis and writing process. A series of exercises focuses on data analysis, including identifying themes, coding, and memoing. Each student completes a qualitative project, using data s/he collects or has permission to use, and presents work in progress. Usually offered every year.
Ms. Kammerer