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Sociology 477: Qualitative Methods in SociologyWinter 2021Class Meeting Times: 10:35 – 12:25 p.m. Mondays via ZOOMProfessor: Elaine WeinerOffice Address: N/AOffice Hours: By appointmentE-mail: [email protected] Phone: N/ACourse DescriptionThis seminar provides a practical introduction to qualitative research. Students, working in teams, will undertake their ownqualitative study about how Canadians have coped with the COVID-19 pandemic via: 1) pursuing ‘creature comforts’ in the way ofpet adoption (or fostering), gardening, DIY projects/inventions and 2) used (and not) such pursuits to connect to others (e.g., virtualcommunities). Via relevant materials (e.g., readings), students will learn about the epistemology, execution and ethics of qualititativeresearch methods. Skill development, however, constitutes the central emphasis with students gaining ‘hands on’ experiencecollecting, analyzing and writing up qualitative data.Course Materials Textbook (print version and ebook ...