May 20, 2024  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH 298 - Qualitative Methods for Sociocultural and Public Health Research

This course will teach you how to understand human experience and worldviews through qualitative research. The course is for those interested in ethnographic study, applied research, and community and public health research. We will cover a number of different research methods, including participant observation, proxemic analysis, survey and sampling techniques, interviewing, material culture analysis, photographic elicitation, content analysis, netnography, network analysis, workplace studies, and life histories.  We will be concerned throughout with the ethical issues that such research imposes; the connections between reading and writing and looking and listening; the challenges of building a framework for analyzing data; and how to use research that others have done to build questions and guide your own research. Over the course of the semester you will learn how to construct a research proposal and practice different techniques to answer questions and learn about situations that are of particular interest to you. 


Credits 1

Compass Attributes
Sophomore Experience