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Prof. Aradhna Malik
IIT Kharagpur

 
Prof. Aradhna Malik
IIT Kharagpur

 
Prof. Aradhna Malik
IIT Kharagpur

 
Prof. Aradhna Malik
IIT Kharagpur

 
Prof. Aradhna Malik
IIT Kharagpur

 

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Qualitative research methods serve to explore the grey areas that remain outside the confines of quantitative predictive research in human behavior. Training in qualitative research is absolutely essential to understand and explore the dynamic nature of the society in which we function. This course introduces students to qualitative research and helps them understand how qualitative research supplements quantitative inquiry in human behavior and the social sciences.

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Topics

1

Introduction to qualitative research

2

Major paradigms and perspectives:
1. Constructivist and interpretivist approaches

2. Feminism

3. Ethnic modelling

4. Audiencing

3

Strategies of inquiry:
1. Qualitative research design

2. Case studies

3. Ethnography and participant observation

4. Phenomenology, ethnomethodology and interpretive practice

4

Strategies of inquiry (Contd.):
5. Grounded theory

6. Biographical method

7. Participative inquiry

5

Methods of collecting and analyzing empiricial materials:
1. Interviewing and observational techniques

2. Interpretation of documents and material culture

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Methods of collecting and analyzing empiricial materials:
3. Images and Visual methods

4. Data management and analysis

5. Narrative, content and semiotic analysis

7

Interpretation, evaluation and presentation:
1. Criteria for assessing interpretive validity

2. Interpretation and writing

8

Application to the field
Bachelors Degree
Reference: Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln (2000). Handbook of Qualitative Research.

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