Note: This course will be offered in Fall 2012 as an extension online course. The description has been approved by the instructor for the that offering.
Although initially restricted to extension students, the course may be opened to main campus students if seating permits. If so, on-campus students taking beyond the standard full load will be charged an additional rate for this course based on Distance Education tuition and fees.
GLS 592: Qualitative Research for Program and Organizational Change and Development
Instructor: Michelle D'Abundo
Through participation in this course, students will learn the foundations of qualitative research with special emphasis on interview guide development and interviewing skills. Activities and assignments will focus on using qualitative research for program and/or organizational change and development. For example, students will learn how to use interviews to assess the need for a workplace initiative or to assess the effectiveness of an already existing program. Data collected via interviews may also serve as the basis for creation of surveys for employees or customers. In order to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the course, students will be required to design and implement interviews for an already existing program or organization.
Last Update: February 22, 2012