McGill Qualitative Research and Related Course Listings

Here is a listing of the qualitative research and related courses presently offered at McGill. Please let us know if you have any additions for our list.

 

MQHRG is back at the 2021 Summer Institute in Innovative Methodologies- Now online!
Mixed Methods in Health Research

June 21 - July 9, 2021

Part of the Summer Institute in Innovative Methodologies

The Summer Institute in Mixed Methods in Health Research will be held from June 21 to July 9, 2021. The Summer Institute is co-organized by the Faculty of Dentistry and the Department of Family Medicine. It will provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to conduct or evaluate mixed methods research, a powerful methodology to address the growing complexity of research questions relating to human health and wellbeing. Coached by a team of mixed methods researchers, participants will have several opportunities to acquire knowledge on the conduct of mixed methods studies and mixed studies reviews.

Description

In the last decade, there has been a steady increase in the use of mixed methods in health research. This growth in popularity can be seen as a response to the increasing complexity of research problems relating to human health and wellbeing. However, the plurality of mixed methods designs is often difficult to cope with for researchers who are new to it.

The Summer Institute will not only provide health researchers with the tools to understand and critically evaluate the growing number of mixed methods research published each year; it will also enable them to produce results that lead to a deeper understanding of health phenomena or corroborate results by the use of combined methods and data collection, analysis and interpretive techniques. Given the complexity of health and health services, and the need to base decision-making processes on the best scientific evidence, we believe that the Summer Institute will help participants to produce results of greater relevance to researchers, managers and policy makers at each level of the health care system.

Participants will be introduced to a research problem that can be tackled using a mixed methods study or a mixed studies review; the Summer Institute will guide them in determining which are the most appropriate design and procedures. The course will be offered online using the McGill’s learning management system, MyCourses. A total of 9 modules covering different content of mixed methods studies and mixed studies reviews will be available. Each module includes recorded lectures, quizzes and discussion forum among participants. Also, in-person meeting via Zoom will be organized with the instructors at the end of the course to allow participants to present and discuss their mixed methods projects.


DENT 625 Applied Qualitative Health Research (3 credits)

Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

Dentistry : Foundations of qualitative health research through consideration of theory, initiation into fieldwork and the combination of pertinent theoretical and practical components.

Terms: Winter 2022

Instructors: Levine, Alissa; Macdonald, Mary Ellen 


FMED 608 Advanced Mixed Methods Seminar in Health Research (1 credit)

Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

Family Medicine : Advanced epistemological and methodological approaches for graduate students in order to improve their understanding of the approaches and to apply them in their research projects. Students also develop the ability to read and critique peers' mixed methods research projects.

Terms: Fall 2021

Instructors: Pluye, Pierre; Vedel, Isabelle 

Restriction(s): Permission of instructor. Priority given to students registered in: (1) the MSc in Family Medicine and PhD in Family Medicine and Primary Care; and then (2) any other graduate program offered by the Faculties of Medicine and of Dentistry.

Language of instruction: English. Pierre Pluye is instructor.


FMED 625 Qualitative Health Research (3 credits)

Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

Family Medicine : Discussion and practice of qualitative methodologies for conducting rigorous and reflective qualitative research projects with a family medicine and primary health care focus, including ethnographic fieldwork and community interviews.

Terms: Fall 2021

Instructors: Adams, Alayne Mary; Nugus, Peter 

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department

Course will be given in English. Course work may be submitted in English or French.

Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking PSYT 625. Open to graduate students in the Department of Family Medicine.


EDEC 635 Research Writing (3 credits)

Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

Curriculum and Instruction : The course offers a research-led introduction to processes and practices of research writing. Working to develop their research writing projects, students learn to examine, critically reflect on, and participate in the research writing practices in their fields, guided by current research on the discursive construction of knowledge.

Terms: Fall 2021

Instructors: Peters, Stephen 


SWRK 653 Research Methods 1 (3 credits)

Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

Social Work : Covers a range of qualitative and quantitative methods used in social work related research. Provides a framework for accessing, interpreting, and integrating research literature into social work practice.

Terms: Fall 2021

Instructors: Marshall, Zack; Débrosse, Régine 


PSYT 625 Qualitative Research in Health Care (3 credits)

Offered by: Psychiatry (Faculty of Medicine)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

Psychiatry : Discussion and practice of qualitative methodologies for conducting rigorous and reflective qualitative research projects in health care sector including ethnographic fieldwork and community interviews.

Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • Restriction(s): Not open to students who are taking or have taken FMED 625. Open to students with Bachelor's degrees in Health or Social Science.

  • Course will be given in English. Course work may be submitted in English or French.


CAFT 603 Research Methods for Couple and Family Therapists (3 credits)

Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

CAFT : Essential research skills for couple and family therapists, including evaluation of clinical research literature and the basics in designing and analyzing qualitative and quantitative research with a particular emphasis on understanding the relevance of research for clinical practice.

Terms: Fall 2021

Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the M.Sc.(Applied) Couple and Family Therapy program or with departmental permission.


NUR1 312 Research in Nursing (3 credits)

Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

Overview

Nursing : Quantitative and qualitative approaches to nursing research and guidance to effectively critique research and apply the results to clinical practice, including: formulating a research question, research design issues, strategies for data collection and analysis, appraisal and utilization of nursing research.

Terms: Fall 2021

Instructors: Lambert, Sylvie (Fall)


EDEM 690 Research Methods: Theory and Practice (3 credits)

Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Overview of the epistemological foundations of a range of research methods, including but not limited to quantitative, philosophical, qualitative, arts-based, and mixed methods. Students will learn techniques to conduct research and to develop a research proposal.

Terms: Fall 2021

Instructors: Patitsas, Elizabeth (Fall)

  • Fall, Winter

  • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day


POLI 612 Research Methods in Political Science (3 credits)

Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

Political Science : This seminar offers an overview of the fundamental principles of political science research. Emphasis is placed on acquainting students with the methods and techniques most commonly used by political scientists. Topics include research project design, procedures for carrying out research, as well as both qualitatively- and quantitatively-oriented methods of data collection, processing, and analysis.

Terms: Fall 2021

Instructors: Meadwell, Hudson (Fall)


SOCI 601 Qualitative Research Methods 2 (3 credits)

Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

Sociology (Arts) : Qualitative data interpretation and analysis. Coding, identifying themes and memo-writing. Students conclude their qualitative research project, writing up findings in the form of a publishable-quality paper.

Terms: Fall 2021

Instructors: Doering, Jan (Fall)

  • Seminar will be offered once a week, during the Fall term, for a duration of two hours (1x2).

  • Prerequisite: SOCI 600

  • Restrictions: Permission of instructor.


EDPE 687 Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology (3 credits)

Offered by: Educational & Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : The logics of design and selection of phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, case study and mixed design methods with emphasis on data analysis in light of issues of research purpose, epistemology, reliability and validity.

Terms: Winter 2022

Instructors: Ruglis, Jessica (Winter)


FMED 690 Advanced Ethnography: Context, Complexity and Coordination (3 credits)

Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)
Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview
Family Medicine : Addressing the rationale and assumptions of ethnography, including the practices, processes and strategies to set up, conduct, analyze, write up and provide feedback to participants. This exploration will come from a project based on deep and immersed observation in order to develop an understanding of shared meaning systems (i.e., culture).

Terms: Winter 2022

Instructors: Nugus, Peter (Winter)

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department

  • Restriction: Open to graduate students in the Department of Family Medicine.

  • Language of instruction: English


DENT 706 Advanced Seminar in Qualitative Health Research (3 credits)

Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

Dentistry : Advanced examination of qualitative research in health disciplines include an in-depth discussion of dominant qualitative research methodologies - particularly grounded theory, phenomenology/hermeneutics and ethnography - as well as a review of data collection techniques. Each qualitative methodology and technique will be examined from the perspective of a) their underlying philosophical paradigms (i.e.,epistemological and ontological premises), as well as b) their pertinence to health phenomena.

Terms: Winter 2022

Instructors: Carnevale, Franco; Macdonald, Mary Ellen (Winter)

  • Priority will be given to Dental students enrolled in the Ad Hoc Ph.D. program.

  • Prerequisite(s): Students must have completed at least 1 qualitative research course prior to enrolling in this course AND permission of instructors.


POLI 611 Qualitative Analysis (3 credits)

Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

Political Science : Qualitative methodology, including topics on: philosophy of science, interpretivism, causation, comparative methods, case studies, critical junctures and path dependence, concept formation and measurement, case selection, necessity and sufficiency, fuzzy sets, and interviews and fieldwork.

Terms: Winter 2022

Instructors: Islas Weinstein, Tania (Winter)


SOCI 600 Qualitative Research Methods 1 (3 credits)

Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

Sociology (Arts) : Overview of qualitative research design and modes of data collection, particularly observation, interviewing and focus groups. Students are required to design and undertake their own qualitative research project. Introduction to computerized tools for qualitative data management, transcription and analysis.

Terms: Winter 2022

Instructors: Weiner, Elaine (Winter)

  • Restrictions: Permission of instructor. Not open to students who have taken SOCI 540


SWRK 725 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 credits)

Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

Social Work : Review of the principal methods comprised under the area of qualitative research and problems related to the utilization of those methods. Particular attention to analysis arising from these methods.

Terms: Winter 2022

Instructors: Sussman, Tamara (Winter)

  • Restriction: Open only to students in the joint Social Work Ph.D. program


EDSL 630 Qualitative/Ethnographic Methods (3 credits)

Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

Education in Second Languages : An examination of theoretical and applied issues in qualitative and ethnographic studies in second language education.

Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • Winter


FMED 614 Foundations of Mixed Methods Research (2 credits)

Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

Family Medicine : Basic training in how to conduct mixed methods research, the most common types of mixed methods research designs, and mixed studies reviews.

Terms: Winter 2022

Instructors: Vedel, Isabelle; Pluye, Pierre (Winter)

  • Language of Instruction: English.

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department.

  • Office hours: Tuesdays 12:00 to 2:00 pm

  • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking DENT 614.


SWRK 643 Research Methods 2 (3 credits)

Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

Social Work : Covers a range of qualitative and quantitative methods used in social work related research. Focuses on research skills and knowledge mobilization tools for conducting applied research in partnership with social service agencies and communities.

Terms: Winter 2022

Instructors: Débrosse, Régine (Winter)

  • Prerequisite: SWRK 653.

  • Restriction: Limited to M.S.W. students.


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