Tues 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
This course is a practical guide to researching writers and writing. We will review and practice a range of methods and methodologies—feminist, participatory, survey, ethnographic, multimodal and digital, archival, and decolonial. Along the way, we’ll consider the value of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches; learn how to form actionable research questions; and design ethical studies appropriate to a specific research goal. Active researchers will join us remotely to talk about their projects and evolving methods. Assignments will include mini research experiments, a pilot study and critical reflection, and a proposal for a research project.