CYC 643

Qualitative Research in Child and Youth Care

Units: 1.5

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.


  • Students who have completed 3 units of graduate-level research coursework (covering research designs, qualitative data analysis, statistical data analysis and reporting) may request permission to register in the course.


  • Permission of the school.

Graduate course in the Child and Youth Care program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

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

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