Qualitative Research: Design and Methods

Photograph of one person interviewing another.

Interviewing people is one way to collect information for qualitative research. (Image courtesy of beewebhead on Flickr.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

17.878

As Taught In

Fall 2007

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

This course is intended for graduate students planning to conduct qualitative research in a variety of different settings. Its topics include: Case studies, interviews, documentary evidence, participant observation, and survey research. The primary goal of this course is to assist students in preparing their (Masters and PhD) dissertation proposals.

Locke, Richard. 17.878 Qualitative Research: Design and Methods, Fall 2007. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/political-science/17-878-qualitative-research-design-and-methods-fall-2007 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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