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Qualitative Methods

This course introduces students to the study and use of qualitative methods. It includes an examination of some of the problems and advantages of a qualitative approach and the application of fieldwork methods. Students are expected to read and comment critically on selected materials presented in the course outline. Students will conduct a field study of a group or settings approved by the instructor and write and present an analysis of their data.


Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes Language?: No

William Shaffir


Enrolment is limited with priority given to students in the Department of Sociology. Permission of the instructor is required for non-Sociology graduate students. Non-Sociology students should attend the first day of the class. If academic background and space permits, a waiver form will be completed by the instructor which will permit non-Sociology students to register on Solar.