Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    May 25, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019
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PSY-718 Qualitative Data Analysis Software

2 semester credits
This course will familiarize the student with using qualitative software for research analysis and exploration while learning basic qualitative methodology. Qualitative research usually involves the analysis of observations. Text transcribed from these observations (in the form of media episodes [television programs, radio shows, web events], interviews, focus groups, reports, field notes, social media postings, listservs, published text, etc.) can then be analyzed with software specifically designed for finding and extracting patterns and meaning. This course will set the basic groundwork for using and understanding qualitative software for performing analysis. The goal of this course is to prepare the student and provide the basic foundation for qualitative analysis including content analysis with software packages.
Pre-requisites: PSY-701A  (Clinical) or PSY-540A  (Media)
Delivery Method: Distance/Electronically Mediated
Grading Default: Letter
Note: Elective
Learning Outcome(s):  

  1. Be familiar with common qualitative software terms.
  2. Be able to create categories and categorization of responses.
  3. Be able to code open-ended responses in a quick and reliable manner.
  4. Be able to place a word/phrase into a category.
  5. Be able to identify major themes.
  6. Know how to extract and export qualitative data for analysis and graphing.

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