Spring 2022 - CRIM 321 D100
Qualitative Research Methods in Criminology (3)
Class Number: 4077
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 14, 2022
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
Prerequisites:CRIM 101; one of CRIM 120 or 220. This course may be taken concurrently with CRIM 320.
A detailed examination and application of qualitative research methods and techniques most frequently used in criminological research. Advantages and disadvantages of each method and the appropriateness of each technique for criminological research. Ethics of criminological research. Specific issues of interdisciplinary research. Critical evaluation of qualitative methods used in certain major criminological studies.
This course is intended to provide you with the basic knowledge of qualitative research methods and techniques. Qualitative research methods include the ways we generate (e.g. through conversations, interviews, observations, etc.) and analyze data. Lectures will include key methodological considerations such as research ethics, writing, and critique. During tutorials learners will have the opportunity to extend their skills in new ways.
- Tutorial performance and participation 10%
- Tutorial article critique 10%
- Annotated bibliography 15%
- Advocacy letter 10%
- Midterm exam 25%
- Final exam 30%
1. Van Den Hoonaard, D. & Van Den Scott, L.J. (2021). Qualitative Research in Action: A Canadian Primer (4th). Oxford University Press, Canada.
2. Additional materials will be available through the Canvas page.
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