(2017) Qualitative Research Methods

Monday 23 February 2015, by Miguel Angel Martinez

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Readings:

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Complementary readings:
Lewis-Kraus, G. (2016) The Trials of Alice Goffman. New York Times
Guest, Greg; Namey, Emily E. and Mitchell, Marilyn L. (2013) Collecting Qualitative Data: A Field Manual for Applied Research. London: Sage. Chapter 3.