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SOC 513: Qualitative Research Methods

A course guide for SOC 513, a graduate level course on qualitative research.
The research cycle: plan, discover, write, share

Welcome to the course guide for SOC 513, Qualitative Research Methods!

In this course guide, you will find information about planning your research, finding articles and books with ISU's indexes and databases, and completing and publishing your research project.

Library Services

Iowa State University Library offers a variety of services to help you with your research. A few of these are outlined below.

Live Chat

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The Iowa State University Library offers a live chat feature Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm. The chat is staffed by a revolving team of subject librarians who can answer questions about research in the library. You can access the chat via the "Live Chat" bookmark button on the bottom of the library website. 


Each semester, the University Library publishes a list of workshops available to students, faculty, and staff. The types of content covered vary, but each semester there is at least one workshop related to citation management, publishing, or research.  

Research Data Services

Researchers in all disciplines benefit from proactively organizing, managing, and backing up your data. Luckily, the University Library offers excellent support services to get you started with that process!

Use our handy guides to help you plot out a data management plan, share your research data in Iowa State's open access data repository, or contact our Data Services Librarian, Megan O'Donnell, for support. 

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Abbey Elder
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Iowa State University