ACSPRI Conferences, RC33 Eighth International Conference on Social Science Methodology

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Best practice in teaching qualitative research methods

Claire Wagner

Building: Law Building
Room: Breakout 8 - Law Building, Room 100
Date: 2012-07-12 01:30 PM – 03:00 PM
Last modified: 2011-12-15


Wagner, Garner, and Kawulich (2011) surveyed articles on teaching research methods published between 1997 and 2007. One of the seven identified themes in the literature was about teaching qualitative research methods. Eleven of the thirteen articles on this topic examined teaching data analysis and software. One article focused on validity as a topic in the qualitative research methods curriculum and another argued that teaching ethnographic methods in a social work curriculum increases students’ interest and broadens their skill set. This paper will extend the survey to the most current literature on teaching qualitative research methods and present the findings on what is considered to be best practice in the field.