This course introduces students to postqualitative research methodologies engaging with a range of poststructural and posthumanist theories to unsettle Eurocentric and anthropocentric frameworks. Students examine positivist research terms such as reliability, validity, representation, and objectivity from a postqualitative lens. Postqualitative methods such as decolonizing methods, multispecies ethnography, a/r/tography, queer/queering methods and narratives/writing are explored to consider new ways of engaging in research that acknowledges the complexity and contradiction of lived experiences. Moving beyond data analysis as a process of coding and accessing, themes, students engage in data analysis methods that make possible new understandings of data. The goal of this course is to invite students to disrupt research as a quest for certainty and universality in order to make space for provisional and diverse ways of being in the world.
12 credits of 300-level or higher coursework
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|Fall 2019 onwards|