2019-2020 University Catalog 
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2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOCI 253 - Interviews

Introduces students to the nature of qualitative social science research using interviews. Interviews are a flexible method of in-person data collection that include a range of structures (from structured surveys to open-ended questions), with varying group sizes (from one to a large focus group), and using multiple methods of eliciting responses (verbal questions, oral history, photo-elicitation, etc.). Students develop a critical perspective on different epistemological approaches to research and analysis within the contemporary social sciences, including issues of generalizability and the validity and reliability of qualitative methods. A series of hands-on original research projects provides students with the skills of interview protocol design, sampling for interview projects, interview facilitation, data management and analysis, and professional communication of research results.

Credits: 0.50
Crosslisted: GEOG 253 
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: Only Geography, Sociology, Environmental Geography Majors
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: None
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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