Qualitative Research Methods

McCourt School of Public Policy

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  • 5 days
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McCourt School of Public Policy

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People who want to know how to read and evaluate qualitative work, use focus groups and interviews to learn more about a policy approach or product development.

About the course

This course will engage students with the design, collection, and evaluation of the methodological approaches we commonly think of as “qualitative,” emphasizing interview-based research, ethnography, and comparative research. The course takes students through the stages of various qualitative methods including research design, sampling, designing the instrument, data collection through one or more methods, coding and data analysis, and the writing and presentation of findings. Given that qualitative researchers have closer contact with respondents than other researchers typically do, we will consider ethical responsibilities and the role of social distance in the researcher-respondent relationship.

Course Goals

By the end of the class, students will be able to:

  • Provide training in qualitative research by practicing the methods designing a research project;
  • Understand the logic through which qualitative research is designed, implemented, and evaluated;
  • Consider the various domains in social science and policy where qualitative work has made major contributions;
  • Examine the ethical responsibilities of qualitative researchers, who have closer contact with “subjects,” “respondents, “informants” than other researchers typically do;
  • Think collectively and critically about the forms of writing (articles, reports, books, memos, briefs, evaluations) that researchers must master to present qualitative work to others.

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Eva Rosen

Eva Rosen is assistant professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. Her research is focused on social inequality in the urban context. In particular, she studies the intersection between poverty and American housing policy. Rosen’s forthcoming book, The Voucher Promise: ...

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