Qualitative Research Methods

PHD-GP.5905, 4 points.


This course provides a hands-on opportunity for doctoral students to experience the practice of qualitative research. We will address the nature of qualitative research in the administrative and policy sciences, with ample opportunities to discuss the implications of the choices made in designing, implementing and reporting the findings of a “mock” project which we will determine in class, with your input. The course will require a considerable investment of time, with intensive reading and writing, recurrent team discussions based on assignments, and individual field work (with journal writing before, during and after site visits).


Doctoral Research Seminar or Permission.

Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Fall 2010Jennifer DodgeSyllabus
Fall 2008Syllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Spring 2013Sonia M. OspinaEvaluation
Fall 2010Dodge, JenniferEvaluation
Fall 2008Ospina, SoniaEvaluation
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Ospina, Sonia M

Weekly Schedule:
Fri - 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Session Dates:
01/26/2015 to 05/11/2015

Bldg:BOBS Room:LL148