What is the Future of the American Family
What is happening to the American family today? Read the research by social researcher Andrew Cherlin. The family in America is different from other wealthy nations of the western world. What is is the cultural answer, In this course participants will read about the trends of the American family and identify what is happening in the American Family in . ” The Marriage go-around and ” Labor’s Love Lost,” , and “Public and PrivateFamilies in America today” . Participants will have the opportunity to design part of their course syllabus and participate in collecting data for a research project. to begin their thesis work. (Dr. LaWanna Lease Blount author and instructor)
Quantitative and Qualitative Methodology for Research in Education
This course is designed to develop research skills of the student to carry out research for a Master’s degree thesis . Students will learn about different types of research, how to define the problem, study types of methodologies , parts of a research project, how to design the data collection methods as questionnaires and interviews. and utilizing data that exists for qualitative research. And finally writing up the research report width tables and figures associating them to the text, and drawing conclusions and making recommendations for further research.
Qualitative Research Using Grounded Theory
Grounded Theory is Theory produced directly from the Data. Grounded Theory is spreading rapidly in popularity in the world today. , especially for students developing Master’s and doctoral work. Students will learn how to do Grounded theory and develop skils in this methodology. Discovered by Strauss and Glaser in the 1960’s , today grounded or emergent theory is rapidly taking its place among students doing theses and dissertation. Essentially it is a methodology developing theory directly from the data collected. With memoing and coding the researching finds the primary varialbled and develops his theory. This course will be a discussion and lectures by students who have created a grounded theory and will discuss their problems and issues associated with the building of Grounded Theory. (Dr. Lawanna Lease Blount)