Sunday, February 25, 2018

Course Schedule for 2016

Monday Morning

  • Introductions and class logistics
  • Overview of qualitative research
  • Methods of data collection
  • Analytic traditions
  • Software in qualitative research


Bernard and Ryan (2010), Ch. 1-2 (p. 1-51)

Further Reading

Bernard, H. R., Pelto, P. J., Werner, O., Boster, J., Romney, A. K., Johnson, A. et al. (1986). The construction of primary data in cultural anthropology. Current Anthropology, 27(4), 382-395.

Teddlie, C., & Tashakkori, A. (2009). Foundations of Mixed Methods Research: Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Monday Afternoon

  • Identifying themes
  • Introduction to MAXQDA software


Bernard and Ryan (2010), Ch. 3 (p. 53-73)

Further Reading

Lewins, A., & Silver, C. (2007). Using Software in Qualitative Research: A Step-by-Step Guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Tuesday Morning

  • Building and applying codebooks
  • Describing themes


Bernard and Ryan (2010), Ch. 4 (p. 75-105)

Further Reading

MacQueen, K. M., McLellan, E., Kay, K., & Milstein, B. (1998). Codebook development for team-based qualitative analysis. Cultural Anthropology Methods, 10(2), 31-36.

Weston, C., Gandell, T., Beauchamp, J., McAlpine, L., Wiseman, C., & Beauchamp, C. (2001). Analyzing interview data: The development and evolution of a coding system. Qualitative Sociology, 24(3), 381-400.

Green, E. C. (2001). Can qualitative research produce reliable quantitative findings? Field Methods, 13(1), 3-19.

Tuesday Afternoon

  • Making comparisons
  • Data matrices
  • Building, presenting, and testing models


Bernard and Ryan (2010), Ch. 5-7 (p. 107-161)

Further Reading

Yoder, P. S. (1995). Examining ethnomedical diagnoses and treatment choices for diarrheal disorders in Lubumbashi Swahili. Medical Anthropology, 16(3), 211-247.

Eisenhardt, K. M. (1989). Building theories from case study research. Academy of Management Review 14(4):532-550.

Wednesday Morning

  • Word-based analysis
  • Semantic network analysis


Bernard and Ryan (2010), Ch. 9 (p. 191-220)

Further Reading

McCarthy, M., & Carter, R. (2004). “There’s millions of them”: hyperbole in everyday conversation. Journal of Pragmatics, 36(2), 149-184.

Ryan, G. W., Nolan, J. M., & Yoder, P. S. (2000). Successive free listing: Using multiple free lists to generate explanatory models. Field Methods, 12(2), 83-107.

Wednesday Afternoon

  • Grounded theory
  • Schema analysis


Bernard and Ryan (2010), Ch. 12 (p. 265-286) and Ch. 14 (p. 311-323)

Further Reading

Charmaz, K. (2006). Constructing Grounded Theory: A Practical Guide through Qualitative Analysis. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Abrahamsson, K. H., Berggren, U., Hallberg, L., & Carlsson, S. G. (2002). Dental phobic patients’ view of dental anxiety and experiences in dental care: a qualitative study. Scand J Caring Sci, 16(2), 188-196.

Bringer, J. D., Johnston, L. H., & Brackenridge, C. H. (2006). Using Computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software to develop a grounded theory project. Field Methods, 18(3), 245-266.

Thursday Morning

  • Discourse analysis
  • Narrative analysis


Bernard and Ryan (2010), Ch. 10-11 (p. 221-250)

Further Reading

De Fina, A. (2007). Code-switching and the construction of ethnic identity in a community of practice. Language in Society, 36(3), 371-392.

Maynard, D. W. (1991). Interaction and asymmetry in clinical discourse. American Journal of Sociology, 97(2), 448-495.

Messner, B., Jipson, A., Becker, P., & Byers, B. (2007). The hardest hate: A sociological analysis of country hate music. Popular Music & Society, 30(4), 513-531.

White, S. B. (2006). Telling the story: Kansas City Mayor and United Methodist Pastor Emanuel Cleaver’s use of storytelling to transcend rhetorical barriers. Journal of African American Studies, 9(4), 32-44.

Thursday Afternoon

  • Content analysis
  • Content dictionaries


Bernard and Ryan (2010), Ch. 13 (p. 287-310)

Further Reading

Neuendorf, K. A. (2002). The content analysis guidebook. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Murray, N. M., & Murray, S. B. (1996). Music and lyrics in commercials: A cross-cultural comparison between commercials run in the Dominican Republic and in the United States. Journal of Advertising, 25(2), 51-63.

Schuster, M. A., Halfon, N., & Wood, D. L. (1998). African American mothers in South Central Los Angeles: Their fears for their newborn’s future. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 152(3), 264.

Friday Morning

  • Synthesis and integration
  • Choosing software

Friday Afternoon

  • Applying the methods in teaching and research
  • Evaluation