Catalogue 2014 - 2015

SO 307 Qualitative Research Methods

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

SO 101, MATH 120, any 200-level CJ or SO course, and junior standing.

Course Description

This course is organized to offer students basic training in qualitative research methods, including state-of-the-art computer software, grounded theory, and social network analysis. Students will also be trained in ethnographic methodology, including interview/survey techniques and ethical issues that arise due to the closer contact with research subjects or informants. Students will be required to gather, analyze and present data in a final written project.