2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

EDST 670 Advanced Theories of Qualitative Research

Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of (1) the interpretive traditions, specifically, phenomenology, hermeneutics, symbolic interactionism, dramaturgy and dramatism, narrative research, ethnography, and ethnomethodology; (2) traditions of deep structure, e.g., semiotics and structuralism; (3) the critical traditions, e.g., critical theory, historical materialism, feminism; and (4) traditions of the "post," e.g., postmodernism, poststructuralism, and postcolonialism. Further, students will learn about and experience viewing qualitative data from different theoretical perspectives. Prerequisite: EDST 650 or equivalent or permission of the instructor.