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MAFM 6312 (3-3-0) Research: Faith Formation in the Family (S-L)
This course will seek to equip students with skills in qualitative research that will endeavor to further knowledge in the area of faith and family formation, and will encourage serious analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of developing patterns and trends in ministry to families. Students will design research questions, literature review, and research instruments in order to carry out limited study. After obtaining the proper approval and training, students will interview families, transcribe the interviews, and utilize qualitative software to discover patterns and trends. The culmination of the course will be a research synthesis of the appropriate literature, interviews, and findings.
This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Periodically.
Prerequisite: Approval of the program director and in the last semester of study.