Master's Degree

Spring 2022 Course Information
Advanced Qualitative Research

Course Description
An advanced qualitative research methods course designed to provide an in-depth look at the historical and philosophical underpinnings of phenomenological research, and to compare and contrast the descriptive and interpretive approaches. Students should come into this course with a basic foundation in qualitative research methods, along with an idea for a phenomenological project they would like to design. By the conclusion of the course, they will have written the entire Methods section of their research project idea. Prerequisites: AgEdLd 8430 or instructor’s consent.

Rebecca Mott
Office: 573-882-1208

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Doing Hermeneutic Phenomenological Research: A Practical Guide (2020)
Dibley, L., Dickerson, S., Duffy, M. & Vandermause, R.
Edition: 1st Ed
ISBN: 978-1526485724
Publisher: Thousand Oakes, CA: SAGE

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Synchronous Components

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