Course: Qualitative Data Analysis

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Qualitative Data Analysis

Course

Instructor:

Katherine Fritz

Originally Offered :

Spring 2008

Offered By:

Department of International Health

Course Number:

224.691.01



Description:

This course emphasizes the analysis of ethnographic and other forms of qualitative data in public health research. We introduce various interpretive analytic approaches, explore their use, and guide students in applying them to data. We also introduce the use of computer software for coding textual data (Atlas.ti). Students analyze data they have collected as part of fieldwork projects initiated in 410.690 and write up the results in a final paper. Classroom sessions include lectures, discussions, intensive group work related to the fieldwork projects, and instruction in the computer lab.