EDLEAD/LLSS 605 is an
intensive course in the use of field-based and general qualitative
research methods in the social study of education. The aim of the course
is to help participants acquire skill and gain experience in using a wide
range of methodological and analytical research techniques. The emphasis
of the course is on the collection, management, analysis, and
interpretation of qualitative data. Last
update: August 7, 2003.
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This course is intended only for students who have completed at least
one "conceptual" course related to qualitative research.
Examples of such courses include Naturalistic Inquiry (LLSS 502),
Education and Anthropology (LLSS 522), Ethnographic Research in
the Classroom (LLSS 623), and field research, case study research or
courses offered by other programs and departments. In other words,
already have acquired a basic understanding of the aims and underlying
assumptions associated with qualitative research before taking 605. It
is also helpful for students to have acquired some knowledge of
"quantitative" research methods before taking this course. I
have found that students who have taken an introduction to statistics or
general research design are better able to understand the similarities
and differences between qualitative and other research strategies.
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Last update: August 7, 2003.
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