Using Assignments Linked with Assessments to Teach Qualitative Research in Education


Educational researchers make use of highly diverse qualitative methods but teaching
these methods to students involves considerable challenges. This paper describes
master’s level qualitative research assignments that employ student-centered and
masterly learning approaches. The paper addresses the increasingly important issues of
how best to create course assignments of qualitative inquiry; and how to assess learning
outcomes. The assignments described here focus on three interconnected challenges:
(i) doing interviews and observations; (ii) writing fieldwork reports; and (iii) presenting
orally qualitative data. The paper systematically explains how these sequencing
assessments will promote students’ practical understanding of qualitative data
collection for a mini-ethnographic case study. The approach to designing the
assignments proposed in this study can be applied to both traditional and online

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Yukiko Inoue-Smith, University of Guam, Guam

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Conference: ACE2020
Stream: Learning Experiences

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