This course introduces the students to the fundamental languages, concepts, theoretical background & constructs associated with qualitative research methodology, including philosophical foundations for qualitative scientific approach, designs, methods, & hypothesis formulation. The course also stresses sampling methods, ways through which trustworthiness of qualitative finding ensured, qualitative data analysis and management and how to communicate qualitative findings. The course is intended to give basic knowledge and skill regarding how to develop qualitative research protocol including problem statement, formulation of research questions, review of literatures and so on. It provides the students with the skills of planning, conducting & presenting qualitative research outputs.