Tuesday, September 15, 2009

COGR 201L Qualitative Analysis and Information Systems

COGR 201L Qualitative Analysis and Information Systems
Professor: Brian Goldfarb
Fall 2009
Thursdays 1PM - 3:50PM

http://communication.ucsd.edu/goldfarb/COGR201L/


Course Overview:
This graduate seminar will consider the range of approaches to qualitative research and the challenges posed by information and communication technologies both as objects of study and means of academic inquiry. While focusing attention on information technology as a site of research in the humanities and social sciences, the course is equally engaged with recent debates and critical reflection on what it means do qualitative research. Engaging critical, historical and ethnographic studies of information systems - we will look at the design and use of information and communication technologies in their social, ethical, political and organizational dimensions. Questions addressed include: How do digital media shift the relationships between researcher and subjects? What ethical challenges are presented by uses of networked media as research sites or research tools? What strategies can we use for dealing with multiple forms of media as data?

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