COMM 390 (01) (33057) - SUMMER 2016

The Add/Drop Period is from 6/6 - 6/12.  You must obtain a permission number from the instructor to register for this course. 

COMM 390

Research Methods and Design

Introduction to qualitative research methods. Students will learn procedures for conducting various kinds of research (i.e., participant observation, interviewing, focus groups, ethnography, textual analysis, etc.) useful for understanding human problems and media texts and processes. Emphasis is on the implementation of a research project which encourages students to consider the usefulness of various ways of knowing and to apply the selected method(s) in a systematic way. Also considers the theoretical, practical, and ethical issues that arise in conducting research.

 Enrollment Requirement: COMM 100 and 200.

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Course No: 33057
Units: 3.0
Begin Date: June 6, 2016
End Date: July 9, 2016
Begin Time: 8:00am
End Time: 11:10am
Meeting Days: M/W/F
Location: MARK 205
Instructor: Gloria Pindi Nziba
**Please see course description above for how to register and pay for this course.