Qualitative Research Methods
Provides students with the tools to complete ayqualitative project or thesis. Course contentyincludes: a review of qualitative assumptions;ytypes of qualitative designs (i.e., groundedytheory, case study, phenomenology, ethnography,yand biography); the ethics of fieldwork;yconducting interviews and observations; usingydocuments, artifacts and visual materials;yanalyzing and interpreting qualitative data; andywriting and presenting qualitative findings.yStudents develop research questions for theiryproject or thesis, and conduct a pilot study inythis course. They collect interview andyobservation data, analyze and interpret thoseydata, and present their findings (in both writtenyand oral form). This is the second course in theysequence of three to prepare students for theyproject or thesis requirement. Prerequisite:yBusiness 680.