Courses

Research Skills: This course exposes students to and provides practice in the application of a wide range of research methods and tools, linking theory and method and examining the epistemological implications of particular methodological approaches to social research.

Health & Society I: An examination of the contribution the social sciences can make to an improved understanding of contemporary public health issues and how public health an be improved by public policies influencing social structure and the nature and performance of economic institutions

Research Design (audited): Examines the strengths and weaknesses of various types of research designed as related to aims, objectives, and theoretical underpinnings of any piece of research.

Ethical and Political Issues in Social Research: Examines important ethical and political researches arising throughout the conduct of empirical social research. Provides as grounding in debates about the social as well as technical aspects of the research process and how these interact. Also allows students to discuss ethical and political issues that are particular to their own research.

Listening to Children: Research and Consultation: Students are exposed to a range of methods specific to conducting research with children and have the opportunity to hear from a variety of guest speakers who have or are currently conducting research involving children.

Qualitative Data Analysis Workshop: Coverage of general issues with qualitative data analysis followed by examination of specific examples taken from class membersí research

Qualitative Research Relationships Workshop: Examination of the relationship between the researcher and researched as well as relationships of participants to the research project.