QUALITATIVE RESEARCH I: THEORY AND METHODS Syllabus

224.690.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 5 Credit(s)
TTh 8:30:00 AM
  • Course Description

    This two-term course series (224.690: Qualitative Research I: Theory and Methods, and 224:691: Qualitative Research II: Data Analysis) is designed to familiarize students with the perspectives, methods, and techniques of qualitative research. The course covers both the theoretical foundations of qualitative inquiry and the primary methods of data collection and analysis. Student fieldwork projects, carried out concurrently with classroom lectures and activities, are a central part of the course. Prospective students should note that this course requires significant time spent outside of class arranging interviews, collecting, transcribing and analyzing data.

    The course tacks back and forth between the presentation of theoretical concepts relevant to the design, implementation, and analysis of qualitative research and the development of practical research skills. These two parallel threads – the theoretical and the methodological – will be woven together in classroom discussions, in the conduct of students’ fieldwork projects, and in responses to assignments. 

  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Joel Gittelsohn
    Larissa Jennings
    Caitlin Kennedy
    TAs
    Emily Hurley
    Sharon Tsui
    Kwame Sakyi
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Information not required for this course type

  • Intended Audience
    Those interested in getting a general introduction to the theory, methods and analytical approaches to qualitative research.
  • Methods of Assessment
    Student evaluation is based on participation, and group and individual assignments related to fieldwork projects. These include (1) research questions, interview guide, and consent form; (2) two in-depth interviews; and (3) focus group or observation.
  • Prerequisites
    224.689

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Satisfactory completion of Qualitative Research Theory and Methods (224.690) is required for registration for Qualitative Data Analysis (224.691).

  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Welcome Message

    Welcome to Qualitative Research 1: Theory and Methods.  

    Note: We have now reached the enrollment limit (54) for this course.  If you are interested in enrolling in the course, send an inquiry to Caitlin Kennedy (ckennedy@jhsph.edu).

  • Disability Support Services
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