Qualitative Research Methods for the Health Sciences

Course Number: HS 841
Credit(s): 3
Prerequisite(s): Doctoral standing

This course provides an overview of selected qualitative research methods and an opportunity to comparatively analyze them. The discussion and analysis of each method includes theoretical paradigm and perspective, research method and technique, language use, and methodological issues. Exposure to the selected interpretive paradigms, methods, and techniques heightens students' awareness of the repertoire of strategies available for using knowledge. Simultaneously, the exposure to context-specific interpretive practices facilitates students' understanding of the influence of culture on the creation of knowledge.