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Qualitative Methods in Education Research
EDST 267
Fall 2022
Section: 01  

This course serves as an introduction to qualitative research methods in education and related disciplines. Through readings, lectures, and class discussions, students will develop an understanding of the purposes, philosophical assumptions, applications, and limitations of qualitative research for education-related inquiries. We will explore approaches to qualitative research, such as case study, ethnography, discourse analysis, and youth-led/participatory action research (YPAR/PAR). We will discuss what it means to conduct ethical research, how our backgrounds influence our observations of the world and what we learn from others, and how, if at all, qualitative research can inform education policy and practice. Students will have opportunities to practice qualitative research skills and become critical consumers of qualitative research.

This course fulfills the Category 3 requirement of the Education Studies Major and/or Minor.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS EDST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(EDST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on MAY-21-2024
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