HLTH 344 - Qualitative Methods for Health Research

Mark S. Dolson

Estimated reading time: less than 1 minute

Table of contents

Lec 1

Research objective was understand the social, cultural, and political basis of sth called “insight” or self-knowledge in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Insight = social not psychological

Syllabus and expectations

An interesting quote to end on…

I happen to believe you can’t study men, you can only get to know them, which is quite a different thing.
– C.S. Lewis

Michael Jackson 2011: 5

Abstract knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, of great books and foreign languages, will not help you reach understanding of others unless you share in their lieves as a fellow human being, with tact and sensitivity, care and concern.

Required textbooks: Discovering Qualitative Methods: Ethnography, Interviews, Documents and Images.

  • Bi-Weekly Reading Quizzes: 25%
  • Mini-annotated bibiliography: 20%. Due on Jan 31st.
    • max 6-7 pages, double spaced
  • Research proposal: 20%. Due on Feb 14th.
    • max 5 pages.
  • Data collection & analysis:
    • maximum 20-30 mins long.
  • Final Qualitative Research Project
    • maximum 15 pages
  • No midterms

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