QUALITATIVE RESEARCH II: DATA ANALYSIS Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- describe inductive and deductive approaches to coding textual data
- collect and analyze systematic data using Anthropac,
- manage textual data files effectively to ensure ease of use and participant confidentiality
- use the basic functions of a computer software program for coding and analysis of textual data
- write a qualitative paper in a format like that of a peer-reviewed journal article
Second of a two-term sequence (with 224.690), which introduces students to qualitative research and provide them with practical skills for conducting research in domestic and international settings. Emphasizes the management and analysis of qualitative data in public health research. Introduces various interpretive analytic approaches and guides students in applying them to data. Also introduces students to systematic data collection techniques originating in cognitive anthropology including free-listing, pile-sorting, paired comparisons, and rating and ranking techniques. Students analyze data they have collected as part of fieldwork projects initiated in 224.690 and write up the results in a final paper. Classroom sessions include lectures, discussion, intensive group work related to the fieldwork projects, and completion of a tutorial on the textual analysis software Atlas.ti and exercises on analysis of systematic data with Anthropac in the computer lab.
Those interested in collecting and analyzing qualitative data in public health research.
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Students will be graded on participation, completion of coding and writing assignments, a team presentation and a final written paper.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
224.689 and 224.690
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
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.
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