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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 17.878 (Fall 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • Qualitative Research: Design and Methods 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Political Science 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Richard Locke 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 17.878 Qualitative Research: Design and Methods

    Fall 2007

    Course Highlights

    17.878 Qualitative Research: Design and Methods

    Fall 2007

    Photograph of one person interviewing another.
    Interviewing people is one way to collect information for qualitative research. (Image courtesy of beewebhead on Flickr.)

    Course Description

    This course is intended for graduate students planning to conduct qualitative research in a variety of different settings. Its topics include: Case studies, interviews, documentary evidence, participant observation, and survey research. The primary goal of this course is to assist students in preparing their (Masters and PhD) dissertation proposals.

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