Qualitative Research Methods
Psychology College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Theories and methods of qualitative research emphasizing philosophical assumptions, question formulation, data gathering, interpretation, and presentation of findings.
Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)
Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
1. Identify and critically evaluate qualitative methods
Students will identify and critically evaluate a broad range of qualitative methods of research in contemporary psychology.Measurement: Multiple choice quizzes/Analytic essays.
3. Critically evaluate contemporary qualitative research
Students will critically evaluate contemporary examples of qualitative research from a variety of traditions, as well as submit their own work in the course to such evaluation.Measurement: Analytic essays and critical review papers.
2. Propose, design, and conduct a novel qualitative project
Students will propose, design, and conduct a novel research project employing qualitative methods.Measurement: Course length research project.