PD400 OC1: Research Methods II (Qualitative Methods and Legal Research)
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Date: Jan 25, 2022
Location: Other, CA
Company: Wilfrid Laurier University
Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Human & Social Sciences
Department : N/A
Employee Group: WLUFA
Requisition ID: 3112
Position Title: PD400 OC1: Research Methods II (Qualitative Methods and
Term: Spring 2022 (May 2 – July 26, 2022)
Hours per week/Hours Total: 3 per week/36 total
Anticipated Class Size: 125
Additional Course Requirements: None
Posted on: January 25, 2022
Posting ends: February 10, 2022
This course provides students with training in qualitative and legal research
methodologies. The content of this course is divided into three sections. The
first segment is designed to introduce students to the various epistemological
differences between qualitative and quantitative methodology. The second
segment exposes students to qualitative research design including research
ethics, theoretical grounding, data collection techniques and organization,
and interpretation and reporting of data findings. The third section provides
students with the opportunity to build on their knowledge, communication and
analytical skills to make effective and legally defensible arguments.
Qualifications – Required: Master's Degree
Qualifications – Discipline: Public Administration, Public Safety,
Criminology, Leadership, Psychology, Social Sciences
Qualifications - Other: Doctorate preferred. Significant work experience
and/or research in a field related to course content, specifically in
qualitative analysis and research methods, and the application in public
safety organizations. Experience teaching online courses.
Application Deadline: February 10, 2022
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Applications may be addressed to:
Dr. Scott Blandford
Wilfrid Laurier University
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