Research Methods II

MGMT 211: Research Methods II

MGMT 211

This course introduces students to the group of approaches to social science and humanistic research known as qualitative inquiry. These approaches include ethnography, grounded theory, phenomenology, case study, and narrative research, and employ methods of interviewing, discourse/content analysis, and participation observation. Technology used includes digital analog recorders, videotape, and software such as Simstat for text mining and coding. Students will explicate studies that employ these approaches; discuss assumptions of qualitative inquiry; discuss standards of sampling, ethics, and validity, and design a qualitative research proposal.