In this course, students focus on non-empirical methods of data gathering and on descriptive and explanatory levels of data analysis. The data gathering techniques to be studied include in-depth interviews, focus groups, case studies, field observations, literature reviews and historical research methods. Students apply these qualitative methods by means of case studies, field experiences and class research projects.
Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.