In this course we will discuss various qualitative methodologies and methods for research in human geography. The readings will provide various techniques and tools for collecting qualitative data. We will discuss the connection between theory and methods and how to critically analyze qualitative research.
This course includes a practical engagement with data collection in order to help students develop a nuanced understanding of various methods. Research ethics will be discussed including the role and importance of ethics for research with populations in various locations in and outside the United States. This will include developing strategies for critical self-reflection at all stages of the research process.
See the University Catalog for specifics, recommendations, and prerequisites.