Course Description

Building on Part I, this course provides an introduction to qualitative research from critical, interpretive, anti-oppression and Indigenous peoples' perspectives. The course explores ethics, ownership, research for and with marginalized communities, inclusiveness and critical reflexivity while designing and conducting research. Students will acquire knowledge and skills to conduct qualitative research, program evaluations and community-based research as a strategy for effecting change. (SWP 538 and SWP 638 replace former equivalent course SWP 38A/B).


Students pursuing the Research Methodologies and Program Evaluation course series who do not have the prerequisite and who wish to take this course should contact Rose Reid, Program Coordinator, at rosereid@ryerson.ca for more information. A prerequisite may be waived if the student has specific professional experience.

This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.


Prerequisite: CSWP 538

Relevant Programs

Course Sections
Class Number
Jan 16, 2023 to Apr 21, 2023
Delivery Options
Domestic Fee non-credit $583.14 Click here to get more information
International Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information