GEOG 523

Qualitative Methods in Human Geography

Units: 1.5

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.

Graduate course in the Geography program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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