Qualitative Methods in Human Geography
A spectrum of qualitative research paradigms, theories, methodologies, methods and techniques will be explored from the perspective of human geography. Following from epistemological and ontological positions, we will examine theories of positivism and post-positivism, interpretivism and critical inquiry. Methodologies will include, but are not limited to: ethnography, phenomenology, grounded theory, action research, and discourse analysis. Methods and techniques will include participant observation, focus groups, interviews, case studies, and other innovative modes of inquiry.
Note: Masters students are required to take one of 518, 523, 524 or another 'methods' based course on recommendation of the supervisory committee as approved by the Graduate Advisor.
Graduate course in the Geography program administered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.