17.878 Qualitative Research: Design and Methods


Class Info

Prepares students to conduct independent qualitative research. Topics include research design, human subjects protocols and research ethics, risk management, participant observation and interview techniques, and data collection and analysis. During the term, students complete a qualitative research project in the Boston area. Especially appropriate for students planning to do fieldwork.

This class has no prerequisites.

17.878 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by C. Lawson.

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Thursdays in E53-485.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Qualitative Research: Design and Methods site or on the 17.878 Stellar site.

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