Course Descriptions

Prevention Science

PSC 7201
Applied Research Methods and Skills 1: Qualitative
3 credits

Introduction to process of qualitative research and methods in prevention science; techniques of research, data collection, and data analysis procedures. Engages the student with a range of current qualitative data collection, display and analysis methods, and overviews basic quantitative methods for use in mixed mode studies. Highlights the strengths, limitations and conditions of quality for specific data collection and analysis methods in the context of particular research methodologies. Includes an exploration of software innovations that support digital data storage, display and analyses. Lastly, explores the principles of ethical research practice and guides students to incorporate ethics concerns into their research.