Методология и методы исследований в социологии: качественные методы исследований
The course aims to introduce students to the use of qualitative methods in sociological research. The students will learn the basic fundaments of qualitative inquiry from research design to data collection and analysis. They will be introduced to practical skills in qualitative data collection, including interviews, organizing field research, writing field notes and observation. In addition to methods for gathering data, they will learn the fundaments of qualitative data analysis, for example how to interpret interview and observation data, and how to identify and relate salient pieces of data to theory. Finally, students will engage in self-reflection on their position as researcher in the field and on the research process itself, for example ethical considerations that may arise during field research.