Qualitative Research (PSY 236.3)

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Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
PSY 236 02 September 2018 Margo Killham
PSY 236 02 September 2017 Adam Pierce
PSY 236 02 January 2017 Adam Pierce


This course introduces students to key concepts from the philosophy of science and from research design (e.g., ontology, epistemology, methodology, method) and provides a broad overview of contemporary approaches to qualitative inquiry in the discipline of psychology. Students will be introduced to ways of formulating research questions that are suitable for qualitative inquiry; methods for generating qualitative data (e.g., interviews, observations, online, visual); and ways of analyzing qualitative data from different methodological traditions (e.g., grounded theory, discourse analysis, narrative analysis).


PSY 120 or PSY 121.

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