CAAS 417 - Studying African Americans: An Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
CAAS 111 or CAAS 201.
May not be repeated for credit.
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What do Blacks think about the HBO series “The Wire?” What insights can Blacks provide about the AfroPunkmovement? Why is the barbershop so central to Black communication?

If you are interested in learning how to conduct research interviews to get answers to these kinds of questions, “Studying African Americans” is the course for you.

This seminar will provide you with an introduction to qualitative research methods such as individual interviewing, focus groups, and autoethnography. You will experiment with writing styles, to include the scholarly and the poetic, as a way to present your research. At the end of this course, you will have a research paper that can be used as a writing sample for graduate school applications, and/or as a conference paper, or can inform an Honor’s project.

CAAS 417 - Studying African Americans: An Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
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001 (SEM)
W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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Paperback is recommended for all books.
ISBN: 0761924949
Qualitative communication research methods, Author: Thomas R. Lindlof, Bryan C. Taylor., Publisher: Sage Publications 2nd ed. 2002
ISBN: 0761903437
Focus groups as qualitative research, Author: David L. Morgan., Publisher: Sage 2nd ed. 1997
ISBN: 0472088491
Bad Boys: Public Schools in t, Author: Ann Arnett Ferguson, Publisher: University of Michigan Press 2001
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