Explores how qualitative data are transformed and categorized during description, explanation, and interpretation. Introduces a variety of inductive, deductive, and abductive methods for categorizing meaning and interactive processes. Computer-assisted qualitative data analysis methods are addressed. Family therapy-related studies are offered.
Learning Objectives: At the end of the course students will be able to: 1) Design a qualitative research study 2) Conduct a qualitative research study 3) Compose a qualitative research paper