Qualitative Research

Professor: Ryan
Units: 0.5
Elective Course
Concentration: Social and Behavioral Science

This course focuses on the use of one of the most basic qualitative techniques; the semi-structured interview. We will cover all the basic stages for effectively using semi-structured interviews, including: formulating a comparative research question, developing frameworks and interview protocols, conducting interviews, managing and analyzing interview data, and presenting the results. This is a hands-on course and each participant is expected to develop their own research project. Classes will be divided between methodological discussions and in-class presentations to demonstrate each of the data collection and analysis steps.