Prof. Steve Meyer
This seminar explores the development and application of qualitative research designs and methods in political analysis. It considers a broad array of approaches, from exploratory narratives to focused-comparison case studies, for investigating plausible alternative hypotheses. The focus is on analysis, not data collection.
OCW has published multiple versions of this subject.
Meyer, Steve. 17.878 Qualitative Research: Design and Methods, Spring 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/political-science/17-878-qualitative-research-design-and-methods-spring-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA