Weekly Schedule of Readings
Note: Please look to e-class for all content to prepare for tutorial (including videos)
FALL SEMESTER SECTION 1: The Big Picture of Research Inquiry
Note: No required reading TOPIC:
RESEARCH & THE PRODUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE
Smith (2012). Introduction. Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples.
POSITIVIST & POST-POSITIVIST PERSPECTIVES
Ch 2: Asking Questions and Identifying Goals. van den Hoonaard (2018). Qualitative
Research in Action.
Nicholls, David. 2009. â€œQualitative Research: Part One – Philosophies.â€ International Journal
of Therapy & Rehabilitation 16 (10): 526â€“533.
Purtill & Kopf. 2019. After men in Spain got paternity leave, they wanted fewer kids. Quartz.
RESEARCH, POWER & EMPIRE
WEEK 4 Sept. 29
WEEK 5 Oct. 6
Smith (2012). Ch 1. Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples.
Elise Thorburn, “Students as Precarious Workers” (June 2011) 45:3 Canadian Dimension
SOCIAL KNOWLEDGE (CLASSIFICATION, COLLECTION & ESSENTIALISM)
Smith (2012). Ch 2 & 3. Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples.
*Skim Chapter 5: Notes from Down Under and reflect on the diverse ways that knowledge
can be appropriated, misused, colonized, and commercialized*
READING WEEK (October 11-15)
SECTION 2: The Why(s) and How(s) of Research
WEEK 6 Oct.20
WEEK 7 Oct. 27
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH
To Be Announced
Ch 3: Strategies for Designing research. van den Hoonaard (2018). Qualitative research in
Nicholls, David. 2009. â€œQualitative Research: Part Two-Methodologies.â€ International Journal
of Therapy and Rehabilitation 16 (11): 586â€“93.
Alan Sears and James Cairns. 2010. A Good Book, in Theory: Making Sense Through
Inquiry. Second Edition. North York: University of Toronto Press, pp. 63-82 â€œInvestigating the
DUE: TCPS2: CORE Certificate (evidence of completion)
â€¢ 11:59pm â€“ Link in the Assignment Submission tab in e-class
WEEK 8 Nov. 3
Ch 4 & 5. van den Hoonaard (2018). Qualitative Research in Action
Smith (2012). Ch 4: Research Adventures on Indigenous Land. Decolonizing Methodologies:
Research and Indigenous Peoples.
Steigman, Martha L., and Heather Castleden. 2015. â€œLeashes and Lies: Navigating the
Colonial Tensions of Institutional Ethics of Research Involving Indigenous Peoples in
Canada.â€ International Indigenous Policy Journal 6 (3): 2015.
SECTION 3: Quantitative Methods + Mixed Methods
WEEK 9 Nov. 10
DUE: Situated Position Assignment
â€¢ 11:59pm – Turnitin link on Moodle in the Assignment Submission tab TOPIC:
QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES & METHODS 1
Chapter 8: Quantitative Methods. In: Creswell, J W. 2013. Research Design: Qualitative,
Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. p. 200-228
QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES & METHODS 2
Benjamin Baez. (2007). Thinking Critically About the â€œCriticalâ€: Quantitative Research as
Social Critique. New Directions for Institutional Research, 133.
Frances K. Stage. (2007). Answering Critical Questions Using Quantitative Data. New
Directions for Institutional Research, 133.
WEEK 10 Nov.17
WEEK 11 Nov.24
BIG DATA & DIGITAL METHODS
Fielding, Nigel G., Raymond M. Lee, Grant Blank, and Jonathan Bright. 2016. â€œThe
Blogosphere.â€™â€ The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods.
Byrd, W. C., Gilbert, K. L., & Richardson, J. B. (2017). The vitality of social media for
establishing a research agenda on black lives and the movement. Ethnic and Racial Studies,
Fielding, Nigel G., Raymond M. Lee, Grant Blank, Helen Kennedy, and William Allen. 2016.
â€œEngaging Remote Marginalized Communities using Appropriate Online Research Methods”
The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, 307â€“26.
Hesse-Biber, Sharlene. 2010. â€œQualitative Approaches to Mixed Methods Practice.â€
Qualitative Inquiry 16 (6): 455â€“68.
Marsh, T. N., Cote-Meek, S., Toulouse, P., Najavits, L. M., & Young, N. L. (2015). The
Application of Two-Eyed Seeing Decolonizing Methodology in Qualitative and Quantitative
Research for the Treatment of Intergenerational Trauma and Substance Use Disorders.
International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 14(5).
DUE: Project Proposal
â€¢ 11:59pm – Turnitin link on e-class in the Assignment Submission tab
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