Public Policy Program
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PPOL 216
Qualitative Methods in Policy Research

Introduces students to the theory and methods of qualitative research, including philosophical foundations, formulation of research questions, negotiation of entry and access, the ethics of fieldwork, sampling, data collection techniques, recording and transcription, analysis and presentation of qualitative data, and the evaluation of qualitative research. Students will be required to conduct some field research, such as a few interviews and some field observations, so the course will be particularly appropriate to those engaging in, or preparing for, a research project.

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Erika Weissinger

Open to graduate students only.

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Last Updated: 3/15/18