2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 15, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

IDCE 30110 - Social Policy: Qualitative methods for design and analysis


This course will prepare students to conduct qualitative research that informs the design and analysis of social policies related to poverty and inequality. It will explore how qualitative research methods are utilized to advance the field’s understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality, and how this kind of policy research can inform the development of policy alternatives. Research techniques to be covered in the course include: question formulation; semi-structured interviews; focus groups; participant observation and field methods; case study research; and participatory action and community-based research. The semester will also include case profiles of how qualitative research can influence policy makers.­

Anticipated Terms Offered: Annually