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CHICANO STUDIES 202: Research Methods

Spring 2016, Tuesday, 12:00pm - 2:50pm, MS 7608

Course Description:

This course will review, dissect, discuss and debate different research methods that are used in social science scholarship and assess the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches and methodologies. In particular, we will assess the pros and cons of different methods approaches when studying Chicanos/Latinos in the U.S. Students will be expected to write a research paper, and give a presentation, using one of the methodologies we read during the quarter, and to defend that approach. Each week, students are expected to complete all of the assigned readings and to bring one example of a research project you could implement using that week’s methodology.

Books / Articles:

Each week there will be required readings from one or more of these books as well as research articles from scholarly jouranls. Readings should be done for the day they are assigned. For many weeks, the required readings are posted online, or distributed as a handout. The complete, week-by-week reading list is also posted on the course website.

  • Joseph Maxwell. 2012. Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach (Applied Social Research Methods) 3rd Edition. SAGE.

  • Perri 6 and Christine Bellamy. 2011. Principles of Methodology: Research Design in Social Science. SAGE.

Week-by-week syllabus with reading assignments: Download Syllabus