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1 RESEARCH METHODS II SY281 OC2 Winter 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University Instructor: Dr. Zabedia Nazim Contact Information: [email protected]Course Description: The course is designed to promote your understanding of society by providing you with the intellectual tools that are needed to analyze social interaction. Qualitative research is a multi-methods approach to the study of social interactions in natural settings. It involves the collection and analysis of empirical information from multiple sources such as first-person accounts, semi-structured and open-ended interviews, informal and formal observations, among others. Course Outcomes:This course should enable students to: xExplain the interrelationships between sociological theory and research methods xDescribe key methodological factors in the designing a qualitative research project xEvaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different types of field research xAnalyze “qualitative”research data using a sociological framework xAssess published sociological research articles Text Books: Lofland, J., D. Snow, L. Anderson and L. Lofland (2006). Analyzing Social Settings: A Guide to Qualitative Observation and Analysis. 4th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. Denzin, N. (2001). Interpretive Interactionism 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Assessments: AssessmentWeightingMaterial Scheduled WeekLengthMidterm Exam 20% Lessons 1-4(Interpretive Sociology; Field Work; Qualitative Analysis; Ethics in Research) February 11, 2018 1.5 hours Assignment 40% Course material Due end of Week Ten (Tuesday March 20, 2018 no later than 11:59pm) 1500 words + observation notes
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2 Final Exam 40% Lessons 5-12(Membership Classification Analysis; Conversation Analysis; Interpretive research; The Interpretive Process; Description As Interpretation; Evaluation Research; Historical and Comparative Analysis; Ethnomethodology During final exam week (Date, place and time TBA) 2 hours It is the student’s responsibility to be available to take examinations in the scheduled times.Please visit the course site on mylearningspace for complete descriptions of exams and assignment requirements and expectations. Weekly ScheduleWeekLessonReadingsWeek #1 (Jan 3-9) Interpretive SociologyLofland, introductionWeek #2 (Jan 10-16) Field Work Lofland, Chapters 1-5 Week #3 (Jan 17-23) Qualitative Analysis Lofland, chapters 6-8 Week #4 (Jan 24-30) Ethics in Research Lofland, pages 26-30, 31-35, 41-44, 63-64 Week #5 (Jan 31-Feb 6) Membership Classification Analysis from the Charles Antaki web site as listed in each lesson Week #6 (Feb 7-13) Conversation Analysis Lessons 1-3 Midterm (lessons 1-4) Feb 11
3 Week #7 (Feb 14-27) Note: Feb 20-Feb 23 is reading week. Interpretive Research Denzin, chapters 1, 2, 3 Week #8 (Feb 27-Mar 5) The Interpretive Process Denzin, chapters 4 and 5 Week #9 (Mar 6-12) Description As Interpretation Denzin, chapters 6, 7, 8 Week #10 (Mar 13-19) Evaluation Research Denzin, pages 2-3, 43, 47-49 Assignment due by 11:59 pm on Tuesday March 20,2018Week #11 (Mar 20-26) Historical and Comparative Analysis Denzin, pages 49-50, 85-88, 107, 115 Week #12 (Mar 27-April 2) Ethnomethodology No Reading

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