Scientists approach the empirical world in many different ways. Interpretive research, like quantitative positivistic research, has its own set of assumptions, techniques, and analytical tools that are used to describe and interpret social reality and social problems and their solutions. This course is designed to introduce the interpretive research tradition and ways for conducting this kind of research with emphasis on case study research and discourse analysis.

This forum is to support and coordinate the progress of doctoral students.  Students may access and submit their progress reports here, as well as prepare and coordinate the completion of their dissertation study milestones: dissertation topic formulation, study plan and study reports, comprehensive exams, prospectus defense, and dissertation pre- and final defenses.