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MA Early Childhood Education
Course Description

EDUC 413
Qualitative Methods
Fall

As applications of inquiry in school settings require more holistic and site-specific research designs, this course prepares students' use of qualitative research tools by introducing concepts of grounded theory and theoretical sensitivity in designing field methods. Fieldwork methods, strategies for qualitative observation, interviewing, and accurate and detailed field notes are included. Analysis strategies, case development, cross-case comparison, pattern matching, and theme mapping are used to illustrate ways of working with qualitative data.

Course Credit:
4

Instructor(s):
Sabrina Zirkel

Note(s):
Open to graduate students only.

 

Last Updated: 9/21/17