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SPEX-640 Evaluation: Qualitative Methods (3) Course Level: Graduate

Evaluation: Qualitative Methods (3) This course teaches the skills necessary to carry out qualitative data collection for project planning, monitoring, and evaluation activities. The course analyzes the strengths, weaknesses, and uses of qualitative data, investigating the circumstances under which project planners, managers, and evaluators use qualitative methods. Students learn how to use qualitative data collection techniques common to the work of project planners, managers, and evaluators, including observation, participant observation, participatory tools, interviews, and focus groups. Course work includes practical assignments in which students apply several data collection techniques while collaborating with an organization in their local community. Grading: A-F only.