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Philosophical and Methodological Foundations of Qualitative Research, Ontological and Epistemological Standpoint of Qualitative Research, Different Interpretive Traditions in Qualitative Research, Ethno methodology, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Symbolic Interaction, Constructionists, Planning, Designing, and Data Collection in Qualitative Research, Qualitative Research Design: Definition, Characteristics, and Components, The Main Assumptions, Orientations, and Issues in Qualitative Research Design, Major Research Designs, Grounder Theory, Ethnography, Case Studies, Historical-Comparative Research Data Source, Sampling Types and Techniques, Importance of Achieving Saturation in Data Collection, Importance of Reflexivity in Qualitative Research, Ethics in Qualitative Research, Styles and Techniques of Report Writing, Qualitative Research as Applied Research, Participatory Rapid Appraisal Techniques, Feasibility Studies, Impact assessment techniques, Combined Research Methods, and Methodologies, Importance of Triangulation, Combination of Inductive and Deductive Reasoning, Use of Software for Analyzing Qualitative Data, Report Writing in Qualitative Research.Combination of Methods and Designs of Qualitative and Quantitative Research, , In-depth Interviews, Focus Group Discussion, Observations, Designing Interview Guides, Data Transcribing and Analyzing, Data Transcribing and Translating, Coding, Concepts, and Themes in Qualitative Research, Data Analysis Techniques in Qualitative Research, Methods of Data Collection

Course Synopsis

This course is designed to train graduate students in qualitative research methodology, from conceptualization, through design and data collection processes for use in their graduate studies and as an applied research methodology for problem investigation, problem solving and evaluation in educational administration and other related fields. It includes a thorough discussion of qualitative research design and the role of theory in guiding and informing research design. The course begins with research problems, questions and design considerations. The course follows with training, through lecture, group work and hands-on experiences, in four data collection methods commonly used in qualitative research--observation, interview, focus group

Course Learning Outcomes

• Articulate the key features and benefits of qualitative research and when and how it can be utilized. • Assess the applicability of a range of core qualitative approaches to their own research topics and understand how these approaches can be applied to conduct effective research. • Implement a range of qualitative data collection techniques including interviews, observations, and documents. • Effectively analyze and write up qualitative data in order to answer your research questions and disseminate your findings.

Case Studies (Qualitative Research Design)

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Book Title : Research Design
Author : John W. Creswell
Edition : Fourth Edition
Publisher : SAGE

Title : Historical comparative research
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Title : Data Collection in Qualitative Research
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Title : case study research method
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Title : Data Analysis technique and report writing in qualitative research
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Title : Social Research Methods
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