Resources for Graduate Students

Courses in Qualitative Methods

Department Course Description
Advertising ADV 582: Qualitative Research in Advertising Treatment of basic research concepts and procedures in the social sciences with emphasis on advertising. Prerequisite: Consent of the department.
Art -- Education ARTE 593: Survey: Qualitative Methodologies An asynchronous online graduate level course dedicated to providing an overview and foundation [survey course] for informed understanding of the research process, including: definitions and examples of research; common issues such as the IRB, copyright and plagiarism; formulating a personal research guide book; and exploring various qualitative methodologies such as Case Study; Content Analysis; Historical Study; [Participatory] Action Research; Arts-based; A/r/t/ography; [Auto] Ethnography; Queer; Feminism; and Psychoanalysis. Substantive reading and writing is required. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: For graduate students only.
Educational Psychology EPSY 575: Mixed Method Inquiry This advanced course addresses the theory and practice of mixing inquiry methodologies in program evaluation and applied research. Topics include selected roots of mixed inquiry, various stances on mixing philosophical traditions while mixing methods, conceptualizations of mixed method design and analysis, and challenges of mixed method practice. Students should have basic familiarity with experimental or survey (quantitative) with and constructivist or interpretivist (qualitative) social science. Familiarity with other social science frameworks (e.g., critical theory, feminism, action science) is also highly desirable. Same as SPED 575. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. Prerequisite: EPSY 574 or EPSY 580; EPSY 577 or EPSY 578; or equivalents; or consent of instructor.
Human Development and Family Studies HDFS 591: Qualitative Methods Qualitative methods in the social sciences: epistemological context; data collection and relationships with participants; data management, analysis and evaluation; writing strategies. Specific content emphasis alternates annually between field research and grounded theory. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours.
Kinesiology and Community Health KIN 564: Qualitative Research Methods Introduces students to qualitative methodology in the educational and health-related professions settings. Students will learn to interpret qualitative research, understand its theoretical underpinnings, acquire interviewing and observation skills, design and evaluate a community-based group research project, learn to collaborate with others, and critically assess the contributions to the project of self and peers.