Course Objectives:

The main objective of this course will be getting a deep understanding of a specific event rather than a surface description of a large sample of population. It will also make students able to conduct different researches in naturalistic settings .The student will also learn how to generate data about human group in different social settings.

Course Description

The course provides an introduction to a range of qualitative research methods and theoretical perspectives, with particular emphasis on the role that theory plays across the different stages of the research process. It examines the underlying philosophical assumptions of qualitative research methods, and the implications that these assumptions have for framing a research problem, data collection, analysis, writing, and other dissemination strategies. It also provides some basic opportunities to attain practical, hands-on experience with developing research questions, techniques for data collection, and data analysis.

Recommended Books:

  1. Bazeley, P. & Jackson, K. (2013).Qualitative data analysis with NVivo (2ndEd.). Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA. ISBN: 978-1-4462-5656-5 (pbk)
  2. Denzin, N. & Lincoln Y. (Eds.) (2011). The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research.Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA. ISBN 978-1-4129-7417-2 cloth
  3. Shaughnessy,J.J.,Zechmeister,E. B., &Zechmeister, J. S. (2005). Research methodsin psychology. (5th ed.). Singapore: McGraw-Hill.