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Practicing Qualitative Research

This in-depth, hands-on course introduces critical concepts in qualitative thinking; provides opportunities to analyze qualitative studies; walks you through the design of a mini-study; and incorporates practical sessions in interviewing, focus groups, and participant observation. You can tailor the course’s practical component to topics related to your professional and personal interests. Documentaries, interactive sessions, and field explorations will help you to truly grasp “qualitative” thinking and to become proficient in the practice of qualitative research.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The ability to differentiate between quantitative and qualitative research and to understand when to use each method
  • The skills to develop a conceptual framework and literature review for an issue of interest
  • The knowledge to write a guide for conducting interviews, focus groups, and field observations through hands-on practice in and out of class

Ideal for

  • Early to mid-career professionals who work in foundations, nonprofits, and research institutions and are interested in a practical knowledge of qualitative research
  • Students interested in research proposal development, or a refresher in qualitative field methods
  • User researchers interested in in-depth, practical grounding in field research planning and methods
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.