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IGS761 Research Methods

[3–0, 3 cr.]

The course trains students to conceptualize, design, and assemble a methodology for a social science research project. It explores multiple and intersecting methods, including quantitative and qualitative, with a particular focus on feminist methods. The course examines the relationship of power to knowledge, ethics of representation, questions of accountability, and the relationship between disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity. Students are invited to develop knowledge of methods appropriate to their own research projects, and to complete a course-long assignment by deploying at least three different research methodologies to tackle one research question.