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GRAD > HIGHED > 752

Research Methods in Higher Education: Qualitative Analysis

Description:
This course, the second part of the Higher Education Program's research methods sequence, addresses issues related to qualitative research methods in education and, more specifically, higher education. The main focus of the course is to familiarize students with the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of qualitative inquiry and some of the major approaches to qualitative research, including ethnography, phenomenology, grounded theory, narrative inquiry, case study, and participatory action research. The course gives an opportunity for students to critically consider their own research interests in light of qualitative inquiry, design and conduct a small-scale research study reflecting those research interests, and read and interpret both theoretical and research literature on qualitative methods. In addition, during the course, students will have a range of opportunities to reflect on and question their own assumptions about the nature of knowledge and knowledge creation through qualitative research.

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