Offered only to students who have been approved to prepare a MSW thesis incorporating qualitative research methods.
Building on students’ previous knowledge of the principles and practice of qualitative research, this course will provide an advanced grounding in qualitative research methods and design. It will cover elements of epistemology, research design, proposal writing and ethics review designed to move students’ thesis projects forward. While the focus will be on phenomenology, grounded theory and ethnography, other traditions of inquiry may be accommodated according to student’s interests. This is a credit/no credit course.