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2015-2016 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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MRS 576/5204 - Research Methods in Migration and Refugees Studies (3 cr.)



Description
The course seeks to provide an orientation to the primary methodological issues that need to be addressed when conducting both primary and secondary research. The course addresses the cross-disciplinary and trans-national aspects of research that place extra demands on research methods in data collection, sampling, comparative policy framework analysis, usage of terminology, ethical considerations, comparisons of discourses and ideological representations in a sometimes contested and controversial field of inquiry. Designed with both quantitative and qualitative approach, this course addresses challenges and dilemmas that researchers confront when collecting and interpreting data in studies of refugees and migration. This course further addresses in-depth analysis regarding accessibility of relevant data (ranging from use of statistics as well as access to social fields), how to handle ethical issues; how to develop intersectional analysis, and specific questions related to multi-strategy research design; ethical issues and how to handle after-use questionnaire and checklist.

When Offered
Offered in the spring.



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