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ELPA 7812 - Qualitative Research

(3 credits)
Prerequisites: EDFN 5950  or equivalents.

This course provides an introduction to the qualitative research process. Qualitative research is examined in this course through 1) reading 2) personal reflection, and 3) inquiry activities. The basic concepts and methods of qualitative research are studied through collaborative, constructivist activities. The qualitative research process is presented as a series of ongoing and overlapping activities. Topics include the identification of the assumptions that support the qualitative research, the identification of research questions, the use of theory in the research process, participant selection, methods of data collection, data analysis strategies and tools (including the use of microcomputers), and the reporting of results.


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