Coordinator: Dean's Office
Course description:A good qualitative research study requires richer data and skillful analysis/interpretation strategies by which the researcher presents a sophisticated account of the phenomenon.In the foundation course, students were oriented towards the tradition of qualitative research by introducing some popular methodological choices in education research and the paradigms in which these methods are situated. In the advanced course, students will critically review some contemporary education research studies and discuss how these research methods are applied to explore meaning-making, cultural norms, discourse, attitudes and behaviors,conceptual understanding,and power relations,etc.Students will participate in workshops designed to develop core skills in interviewing, conducting a focus group,and ethnographic observations. Towards the end of the semester, students will carry out a short research project and disseminate the findings through a term paper. This is a core course (4 credit) and it will be assessed based on 3 written assignments (including term paper), presentations,and participation in the group discussions.