|Mgmt & Leadership|
|Policy & Political|
|Program Evaluation||Elective (Host)|
|Children & Families|
This course is designed to enable students to explore and apply a variety of methods of analyzing non-numeric empirical evidence. It builds on the epistemological and methodological approaches covered in the Qualitative Methodologies for Socially Just Inquiry. Students will be introduced to the theoretical justifications for selecting among different strategies for qualitative analysis, including deductive, abductive, and inductive approaches. Methods covered might include thematic analysis, content analysis, narrative analysis, discourse analysis, grounded theory, or ethnomethodology.
1. Critically distinguish a variety of strategies for analyzing qualitative evidence
2. Understand the link between qualitative analysis strategies and the underlying epistemological framing of the study and its research questions
3. Apply knowledge of a variety of approaches to qualitative analysis through application
4. Critically evaluate the analysis plans identified in existing published qualitative studies
This course will be a mixture of interactive lectures, presentations, along with extensive use of small group and lab activities.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106