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Qualitative Research Methods

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After completing the course's modules, student's will be able to achieve the following objectives:

  • Define qualitative research.
  • List and describe different situations that merit the use of qualitative methods.
  • Compare and contrast qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Discuss how analysis is a continuous process throughout a qualitative research study.
  • Describe the basic steps to design a qualitative study;
  • Formulate good research questions for qualitative studies;
  • Understand the relationship between sampling and saturation in qualitative research; and
  • Describe quality criteria in qualitative research.
  • Compare and contrast different methods of data collection in qualitative research; 
  • Understand the value of participatory methods; and
  • Conduct in-depth interviews and focus group interviews.
  • Describe the necessary steps to analyze qualitative data;
  • Conduct basic thematic analysis;
  • Understand the key elements of qualitative reports; and
  • Write a qualitative research report.

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