Qualitative Research in Child and Youth Care
This course examines the theoretical underpinnings and strategies commonly used in qualitative methods, with an emphasis on understanding the relationship between the research question and the methodological decisions involved in choosing approaches for data gathering and analysis. Methodologies that will be considered include but are not restricted to: grounded theory, critical theory, ethnography, phenomenology, and narrative research and their epistemological and ontological similarities and differences.
Prerequisites: 3 units of graduate-level research course work, covering research designs, qualitative data analysis, statistical data analysis, and reporting.
Graduate course in the Child and Youth Care program administered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.