Qualitative Methods of Inquiry

Qualitative Modes of Inquiry is intended to provide a survey of the field of qualitative research. The course focuses on foundational philosophies of, and standpoints within, qualitative inquiry. The course is designed to help students develop a critical understanding of the various considerations in and stages of qualitative research including the development of researchable questions, theoretical and conceptual frameworks, methodological stances, data collection, and analysis plans, which may include instrument design and implementation as well. [3 credits]