EDB 9070 Analyzing Qualitative Research
Credit Hours 3.0

This course provides the tools needed to analyze qualitative data that students have gathered during the summer between their 1st and 2nd year in the EDB program. The student’s conceptual model of the topic or problem of interest is refined and revised as needed. Emphasis is placed on learning some of the tools associated with analyzing qualitative data, especially inductive coding of semi-structured interview data. Students are introduced to the grounded theory approach, including content analysis of qualitative data through open, axial, and selective coding. Hypotheses for third year quantitative analysis are developed. Completed projects are reviewed and assessed for quality.