HUN 7808: Qualitative Methods in Nutrition Research
Course Description for Qualitative Methods in Nutrition Research
Qualitative Methods in Nutrition Research
Description: In this course, we will explore what it means to utilize qualitative methods in nutrition research. We will do this by: (a) interrogating various readings, (b) interacting with qualitative researchers, (c) practicing qualitative techniques, (d) collecting data (or acquiring existing data), (e) analyzing those data, (f) beginning to write like qualitative researchers, and (g) engaging in rich discussions throughout the semester. This course will provide participants with basic understandings about qualitative research (what it is, and why it is used), its philosophical underpinnings and associated assumptions, and different types of research methods and analytic techniques that fall under the qualitative umbrella.