Qualitative Methods for Health & Healthcare Research

NURSE-GN 3358, 3 Credits, (FallSpring)

This course is designed to introduce graduate students to the principles of qualitative research. Topics will include the foundations interpretive inquiry and qualitative methodology. The course will cover research design, data collection, data analysis, critique criteria and ethical considerations specific to qualitative research, and informed consent. Exercises will permit group interaction and hands-on practice in research design. Faculty will provide first-hand experiences of the development and implementation of their studies. Students will be expected to research methodological issues and design a qualitative study using a selected qualitative methodology.