|EDB 9050||Designing Qualitative Research Studies|
This course introduces the student to qualitative research methods including ethnography, action research, case research, and content analysis. The strengths and weaknesses of various methods are discussed along with examples of how each approach has been used in practice. Research design issues associated with qualitative or small sample studies are discussed. Issues such as reliability and validity are explored. The differences between positivist, interpretivist, and critical perspectives are discussed. Techniques for data collection such as interviewing and observation are covered.