Five College Consortium

QUALITATIVE METHODS

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Sociology
Course Number: 
203
Institution: 
Smith College
Qualitative research methods offer a means of gaining insight and understanding into complex perspectives held by people about social practices and social phenomena. Whereas good quantitative research captures scale, good qualitative research reaches the depth of perceptions, views, experiences, behaviors and beliefs. Qualitative research deals with meanings; it seeks to understand not just what people do, but why they choose to do what they do. This course provides students with a theoretical as well as practical grounding in qualitative research including research ethics, research design, practicalities in research, research techniques, data analysis and theorizing and dissemination of research findings. Prerequisite: 101. Enrollment limit of 35.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
30204-S18

Course Sections

QUALITATIVE METHODS
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Mary Scherer mscherer@smith.edu TTh 01:00-02:20 SEELYE 311