PPOL 628: Advanced Qualitative Methods

In this advanced methodology course, the focus is on epistemological approaches, research design, data analysis techniques and critiques of qualitative research. It aims to familiarize students with the different ways of knowing and doing qualitative research on a more advanced level, culminating in the written and oral presentation of a qualitative research proposal, including preliminary results from fieldwork conducted during the course. We consider a range of qualitative methodological approaches with special emphasis on observational and interview-based research.