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Qualitative Research Methods and Research Writing

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur via NPTEL

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Overview

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.

Syllabus

Week 1: Introduction to qualitative research

Week 2: Major paradigms & perspectives

Week 3: Major paradigms & perspectives (Contd.)

Week 4: Strategies of inquiry

Week 5: Strategies of inquiry (Contd.)

Week 6: Methods of collecting & analyzing empirical materials

Week 7: Methods of collecting & analyzing empirical materials (Contd.)

Week 8: Interpretation, evaluation & presentation

Week 9: What, why and how of technical and research writing.

Week 10: Literature review.

Week 11: Writing about methods, results, and discussion of results.

Week 12: Referencing, academic integrity, and writing for different types of readers (Research proposals, Dissertations, Journal articles,  Magazine articles).

 

Taught by

Prof. Aradhna Malik

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