[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Jan 31, 2023  
[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HUS 312 - Methods of Social Research: Qualitative

3 credits
The second of two courses in the Human Services research methods sequence. This course covers techniques and methods of qualitative social science research as it relates to Human Services practice. Topics covered include the necessity of field research in our work with clients and agencies, in-depth interviewing, observation, focus groups, unobtrusive research methods, and case studies.  Focus will be on a review of social science literature, conceptualization, sampling, ethical issues in qualitative research, how quantitative and qualitative research differ, statistics to use in qualitative studies, analysis of data, reporting of research findings, program evaluation, and writing for research in grant proposals and report writing. Students will learn how to read and design qualitative research proposals for use in Human Services.