Qualitative Research Methods
with John G. Kruth



This 8 week course from the Rhine Education Center may be taken as an adult education course or it may be applied towards a certificate program from the Rhine. It will consist of weekly class broadcasts on Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm - 8:30pm Eastern US Time, along with an interactive discussion forum where students can discuss class topics and intgeract with the course instructor.

If you cannot attend the live class broadcasts, you can watch the recordings of the classes when it is most convenient for you. Many successful students have attended courses by watching the class recordings.


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Course Description


How do researchers study reports of psi experiences or learn more about experiences that aren't easily reproduced in the laboratory?  Many of the reports of psi experiences have not been captured in the laboratory, and some events cannot easily been studied outside of their natural environments. In these situations, qualitative research methods are more appropriate to conduct a study. This 8 week academic course will examine the methods used to  design qualitative studies, collect qualitative data, analyze the data, and report on the data.

This course will ask the student to read numerous qualitative research studies and draw on the course material to evaluate the strength of the research and the conclusions posted within the published papers.

The special issues related to research in parapsychology will be included in this course, and students will have an opportunity to discuss these issues and creatively provide ways to address these issues.

It is strongly recommended that students have taken the Research Methods course or have previous experience with research methodology.


When: Live broadcasts once a week or watch the class recordings at your convenience.

Where: This is an ONLINE COURSE, so you can participate anywhere you have an internet connection.

Tuition: $225 ($199 for Rhine members or students enrolled in a degree program.)


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