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NUR 555 - Basic Principles of Qualitative Research Design

3 credits ( 3 didactic credits )


PhD and MS-PhD students in Health Practice Research or permission of instructor


This course introduces the student to the field of qualitative research and covers basic principles of research design with an emphasis on the appropriate use of methods. The primary focus is on methods that are common to the design, conduct, and reporting of qualitative research across genres. Attention also is given to the different purposes and approaches of specific genres through readings and examples of work, such as qualitative/interpretive description, narrative and arts-informed studies, critical inquiry, participatory action research (PAR), and approaches to research within the traditions of ethnography, grounded theory, and phenomenology.


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