Environmental Research Methods: Interpretive Research Methods (IRM)

Campus: 
Budapest
Academic Year: 
2018-2019
Term: 
Fall
Credits: 
0.5
ECTS Credits: 
1.0
Course Description: 

This course introduces students to interviewing and basic coding skills based on an interpretive research approach.  In this approach, understanding how various actors perceive and articulate environmental phenomena provides analytical research insights into the dynamics of environmental issues.

 

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of this course, students will have acquired a basic understanding and preliminary skills in in-depth, open-ended interviewing skills for gathering rich qualitative data, as well as acquire preliminary exposure to basic coding procedures fundamental to qualitative data analysis.  This course contributes to masters-level methodological training in general, but also supports student thesis research.

Assessment: 
In order to pass this course, you must successfully complete the following:
  • Interview transcript based on in-class peer interview (3 pages) 
  • Coded interview transcript: categories and concepts (and ideally their characteristics).
Prerequisites: 

Epistemological Foundations or University Wide Course: Thinking about Science