21A.819 Qualitative Research Methods


Class Info

Training in the design and practice of qualitative research. Organized around illustrative texts, class exercises, and student projects. Topics include the process of gaining access to and participating in the social worlds of others; techniques of observation, fieldnote-taking, researcher self-monitoring and reflection; methods of inductive analysis of qualitative data including conceptual coding, grounded theory, and narrative analysis. Discussion of research ethics, the politics of fieldwork, modes of validating researcher accounts, and styles of writing up qualitative field research.

This class has no prerequisites.

21A.819 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by S. Silbey.

Lecture occurs 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Fridays in E53-354.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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