COMS 254 - Qualitative Methods (4)

This course explores methods for understanding and conducting qualitative research. Students will learn and practice a number of approaches to qualitative data collection such as interviewing, focus group, participant-observation, and audio/video recording and inductive data analysis techniques that analyze meaning and understanding in communication.  Students will practice the skills of reading, designing and analyzing qualitative research.  Prerequistite: COMS 204 or permission from instructor.