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    Macalester College
  Nov 23, 2017
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOG 377 - Qualitative Research Methods

This course explores the ways in which different qualitative research methods in the social sciences contribute to geographical research. The course introduces students to research design principles, to methods for qualitative data collection (including interviews, focus groups, participant observation, and archival research), and to analysis techniques (including textual analysis and landscape interpretation). The course also considers how qualitative research methods can be used to analyze geographical concepts, such as scale, landscape, and place, and improve our understanding of spatial processes. Students will enhance their research skills by conducting original research. The class will involve collecting and analyzing qualitative data and preparing and presenting research reports. Prerequisite(s): GEOG 111  (4 Credits)