F&ES 551a / 2017-2018

Qualitative Social Science Research

Credits: 3
Fall 2017: Tu,Th, 10:00-11:20, Kroon 321
 

 

This course is designed to provide a broad introduction to issues of qualitative research methods and design. The course is intended for both doctoral students who are in the beginning stage of their dissertation research, as well as master’s students developing research proposals for their thesis projects. The course covers the basic techniques of designing qualitative research and for collecting, interpreting, and analyzing qualitative data. We explore three interrelated dimensions of research: theoretical foundations of science and research, specific methods available to researchers for data collection and analysis, and the application and practice of research methods. The final product for this course is a research proposal.

F&ES 551 is a prerequisite for:
F&ES 952: Property Rights and Natural Resource Management
F&ES 952: Property Rights and Natural Resource Management