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Fall 2017
Sep 28, 2022
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CCTP 783 - Ethnog&Archiv Rsch:Grounded Th
Note: This course fulfills the CCT Core Methods Requirement.

This course invites you to conduct a research project on a topic of your choice. It is designed to give you an introductory opportunity to produce your own, original, grounded theory research. You will work on your own research site by doing interviews, digging through archives or conducting ethnographic participant observation. 

What is grounded theory? It is principally a theory-building methodology, rather than a theory-testing one. Put simply, it is an approach that insists understandings be built from the "ground up" from your research site: you need not come to the course with a hypothesis or theory, we will build it up together. 

This course is practical, hands-on and collaboratively oriented. In class we will help each other analyze the data you collect by coding, memoing and conceptualizing each others' research materials. You will get to know the basic characteristics of grounded theory and its theoretical underpinnings, but everything in this course culminates in your writing up a piece of grounded theory in an area of interest to you. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Commun, Culture & Technology Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Commun, Culture & Technology

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