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Caveat:The course schedule and procedures may change in the event of extenuating circumstances.

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Lecture/Discussion Topic

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Wed, 2/2



*Wed, 2/9

Overview of qualitative research, library research
8:30 am - Meet in Stevenson 2055

Reading #1, Reading #2

*Wed, 2/16

Framing the question, , exploring the research topic, complete class project research exercise
Padgett, pg. 316, Reading #3

Wed, 2/23

Independent research/NO CLASS


Wed, 3/2

Qualitative Evaluation Research, Interviewing, Annotated bibliography due

Barr, pg. 147, Reading #4

*Wed, 3/9


Waldrop, pg. 236,
Reading #5

*Wed, 3/16

Grounded theory, Discourse analysis

Oktay, pg. 23, Reading #6

Wed, 3/23 Narrative analysis, phenomenology, hopefully complete pilot interview
Sands, pg. 48, Reading #7
Wed, 3/30



*Wed, 4/6

Ethnography, Case study, Focus groups

Floersch, pg. 76, Gioia, pg. 119, Reading #8

*Wed, 4/13

Observing, individual meetings,
3 references for individual proposal due

Reading #9

*Wed, 4/20

General data analysis, establishing validty,
Group project transcripts ready for analysis

Reading #10

Wed, 4/27

Focus on class research project


*Wed, 5/4

Writing about qualitative research

Padgett, pg. 285

Wed, 5/11

Integrating research - what can we conclude?


Wed, 5/18
Individual consultations - no formal class

Thurs, 5/26
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Poster presentations and personal research proposal due; presentations will be in Schulz 1121


* Three discussion questions or comments due.


Heather Smith
Stevenson 3085

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Experiential context exercise
Annotated bilbiography
Pilot interview experience
Independent research proposal
List of questions
Informed consent form

Class research project

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