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DSRT 850 Qualitative Research Methods

The course is designed to provide doctoral students with an in-depth understanding of qualitative methods and procedures of research. Topics discussed will include epistemology, the use of logic and drawing conclusions, the role of deduction, detection of logical fallacies and false argumentation, and the forms of qualitative study:
Narratives, phenomenologies, ethnographies, grounded theory, and case studies, conceptualizing research designs, the collection and analyzing data/research, and drawing inferences. Special attention is given to making sound decisions regarding the selection of appropriate designs and methods for investigating research questions. (3 hours)