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DHP D244M: Introduction to Qualitative Field Research Methods

Course Description

Introduction to Qualitative Field Research Methods Advanced Field Methods Research: Difficult Research Environments & Vulnerable Populations

This module builds on DHP D235m and expects that students will come to the course with a developed research question that they want to explore using qualitative methods in various field settings. The course is highly practical with short assignments due for nearly every class.

Primary Course Objectives:

• Students develop good observational, interview, note-taking and recording skills
• Students know how to validate/verify information
• Students can classify (code) and analyze qualitative data
• Students develop concrete calls to action — policies, products, and programs
• Students learn to write a policy brief based on their final projects

Pre-requisite:  D235m or equivalent preparation (student will need to test out of D235m)

Course faculty: Kim Wilson
Course duration: Second half
Credits/Units: 1.5

Spring 2021

Day(s): Monday
Time: 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Final Exam

Consult instructor for exam details