Qualitative Research Methods in Peace and Conflict Resolution (3)
Course Level: Graduate
This course introduces a range of qualitative methods for social science research, especially for students in IPCR and EPGA who are planning research for substantial research paper (SRP) or thesis projects. Topics include developing a research question, performing a literature review, and selecting an appropriate methodology. Methods covered include interviewing, focus groups, case studies, participant observation, content analysis, and action research. Issues discussed include human subjects protocols, negotiating access, and the ethics of working with war-affected populations. Usually offered every fall.