EDA 7410: Research in Education: Qualitative Method
Course Description for Research in Education: Qualitative Method
Research in Education: Qualitative Method
Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the theories and practices of qualitative inquiry and includes a close examination of major approaches to qualitative research related to educational leadership. Qualitative researchers are interested in constructing in-depth descriptions of educational phenomena by spending time in the field and eliciting the meanings individuals give to different educational contexts, issues, and problems. From this course students will develop the skills both to critically read qualitative studies of education and design their own research studies. This course is structured to provide students with opportunities to understand the nature of qualitative inquiry, the kinds of questions addressed, and the various types of research designs used to answer them. Students will also be introduced to core qualitative data collection and analysis methods. Enrollment is limited to students admitted to the doctoral program.