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SOC 2111 : Field Research
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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
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Field Work (Internship)
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SOC 1001 or SOC 1002
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Examination of the logic of qualitative inquiry and techniques of qualitative data collection and analysis. Various research methods are covered, with an emphasis on intensive interviewing, participant observation in field settings, and focus groups.
Students will learn the logic and benefits of qualitative research in and outside of field settings. They will learn to recognize and handle ethical issues in research (including rules for protection of human subjects). Research exercises and projects will be required. Students will be able to conduct independent research using qualitative methods after the course is finished.
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Explanation of how the course differs from similar GW courses
CCAS - GCR:Social & Behavioral
SEAS - Soc. Science Electives
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