全学自由研究ゼミナール(PEAK)(Introduction to Qualitative Research) (Introduction to Qualitative Research Method)
Introduction to Qualitative Research Method
This course is designed to familiarize students with qualitative research method used in sociology, anthropology, educational studies, and other fields in social sciences.
From Week 1 to 4, students will learn what qualitative research is, how qualitative research methods are used and designed in social science research through reading assignments and lectures and discuss its significance and limitations.
From Week 5o to 9 (no class in Week8), students will learn how to conduct research using interviews, how it is practiced in social science research, as well as will actually conduct interviews and analyze data.
From Week 10 to 13, plus a supplementary class, students will learn how to conduct research using observation, how it is practiced, and then will actually conduct fieldwork and analyze the data.
Students will be able to
- understand the basic theories involved in what qualitative methods are and how they are practiced
- critically discuss the significance and limitations of qualitative methods, and
- conduct interviews and observations with attention to research ethics.