PAM 6040

PAM 6040

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

Introduces students to theories and methods of data collection techniques such as in-depth interviews, ethnography, focus groups, and surveys as well as mixed-method approaches used in policy and evaluation research. Addresses the strengths and weaknesses of various methods and the design of qualitative and mixed-method studies. Covers epistemology, ethics, induction and deduction, measurement, validity, and triangulation. Also discusses more concrete issues such as gaining access to a field site, developing a qualitative interview guide and survey questionnaire, conducting a qualitative interview, managing data, and assessing data quality.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Highly recommended prerequisite: previous course in social science research methods.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15302 PAM 6040   LEC 001