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Qualitative Methods

This course introduces students to the study and use of qualitative methods. It includes an examination of some of the problems and advantages of a qualitative approach and the application of fieldwork methods. Students are expected to read and comment critically on selected materials presented in the course outline. Students will conduct a field study of a group or settings approved by the instructor and write and present an analysis of their data.

SOCIOL 742

Qualitative Methods

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes Language?: No

This course introduces students to the study and use of qualitative methods. It includes an examination of some of the problems and advantages of a qualitative approach and the application of fieldwork methods. Students are expected to read and comment critically on selected materials presented in the course outline. Students will conduct a field study of a group or settings approved by the instructor and write and present an analysis of their data.


William Shaffir

Professor

Enrolment is limited with priority given to students in the Department of Sociology. Permission of the instructor is required for non-Sociology graduate students. Non-Sociology students should attend the first day of the class. If academic background and space permits, a waiver form will be completed by the instructor which will permit non-Sociology students to register on Solar.