Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis

BLST351 (Liberal Arts) Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis 4 hrs. 3 crs. This course is designed to provide an overview of qualitative research methods, including direct observation, participant observation, and open-ended interviews - individual and collective. Students will gain understanding of the process, tools, rewards and challenges of observing and describing a range of non-quantifiable social and cultural phenomena. Students will also gain a basic understanding of qualitative data analysis techniques and approaches. Students will study and evaluate specific ethnographic studies and conduct their own ethnographic research project from the perspective of various social and behavioral science disciplines. Preq: 9 credits in ANTH, BLST, or SOC.Coreq: 9 credits in ANTH, BLST, or SOC. This course may be offered as a traditional class or a hybrid. This course is cross-listed with ANTH 351 and SOC 351.