CHST 5200 Introduction to Advanced Research Methods in Children?s Studies

3 hours; 3 credits

Advanced quantitative and qualitative methods for analysis in children?s studies, including GIS spatial analysis, basic statistical operations, methods of interpreting, coding, and analyzing qualitative data, and using popular software packages including R, SPSS and Nvivo. Specific topic areas include spatial analysis, longitudinal research, child policy research, ethnography, and participatory methods. Students develop skills in method design and analysis through an advanced applied research project.

Prerequisite: Children and Youth Studies 4200 or permission of the program director.

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