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Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY-RSS20 Research Intensive: Qualitative

1.5 semester credits

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the essentials of conducting qualitative research in psychology. The course involves a combination of lecture, discussion, and experiential formats and consists primarily of students working as a group to fabricate a qualitative (interview) study on an assigned topic and use previously collected narrative data to learn the skills of research design, coding and data analysis, and generating hypotheses and deriving theoretical implications in relation to existing research literature.
Delivery Method: In person
Grading Default: Credit/No Credit Only
Learning Objective(s):  

1. Know the differences between quantitative methods and qualitative methods of research.

2. Know the defining characteristics of qualitative research.

3. Be familiar with research questions and procedures from different qualitative traditions, including phenomenology, grounded theory, and narrative approaches.

4. Know how to code, analyze, and draw conclusions from qualitative data from a general grounded theory perspective.

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