Spring 2023 - CRIM 321 D200
Qualitative Research Methods in Criminology (3)
Class Number: 2222
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 19, 2023
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
1 778 782-4041
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%
- Major Assignment 25%
- Annotated bibliography 10%
- Advocacy letter 10%
- Midterm exam 20%
- Final exam 25%
- Van Den Hoonaard, D. & Van Den Scott, L.J. (2021). Qualitative Research in Action: A Canadian Primer (4th). Oxford University Press, Canada.
- Additional materials will be available through the Canvas page.
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