Qualitative Methods in Human Geography
This course will explore a range of theoretical and methodological approaches in qualitative analysis as it applies to human geography. Students expect to gain expertise in understanding epistemological orientations of objectivism, constructionism and interpretivism. Identification of a range of traditional and innovative methodologies that students may consider for research projects such as: ethnography, phenomenology, discourse analysis, etc. Common interview strategies and data collection and analysis methods and approaches will be explored.
- Masters students are required to take one of GEOG 518, GEOG 523, GEOG 524 or another 'methods' based course on recommendation of the supervisory committee as approved by the Graduate Adviser.