INT D 575 - Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in Health Care and Education

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 39 HOURS)

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Qualitative research is increasingly used to describe and understand a wide range of social phenomena, gain input from stakeholders, develop tools (e.g., questionnaires), and further explain quantitative findings. The overarching objective of the course is to prepare graduate students for designing, conducting, reporting, and critically appraising qualitative research related to health and health education. Issues that will be discussed include ontological and epistemological underpinnings of qualitative research, phases of a qualitative research project, methodological rigor, report writing, and knowledge translation.