EDCO 820

EDCO 820: Qualitative Methods for Educational Research
3.0-4.0 SH

Per Dean Ada Beth Cutler's approval, course offered for 4.00 semester hours for Term 074. This introductory course is designed to give doctoral students a working knkowledge of the theoretical, conceptual, and practical foundations of qualitative research in education. Attention will be given to the purposes, strengths, and limitations of qualitative social science research, as well as to its social, political, and ethical dimensions. Students will learn about writing proposals for qualitative research and have some practice with qualitative data collection and analysis. Students taking the course for 4 semester hours will be required to conduct a small-scale qualitative study. 3.0 - 4.0 hours lecture.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in a doctoral program at MSU.