This course focuses on the analysis of data gathered for the purpose of studying learning processes. It focuses on the processes that occur between data gathering and the confirmation of findings – i.e., the processes of making sense of complex sets of data that have already been gathered. As such, issues of research design, data collection in the field, and the communication of research findings are backgrounded in this course. These issues are of course central to the process of analyzing data, but this course has a primary focus on the work of managing, re-representing, and becoming familiar with data during the analysis process. We focus on qualitative analyses (which of course do note exclude quantitative calculations). As such, the issue of establishing a theoretical framework is foregrounded in this course, to the extent that the framework is emergent in the data analysis. We use grounded theory as a primary lens for understanding the process of developing an emergent conceptual framework. Theoretical issues explored in this course will be considered in the context of actual ongoing analysis of data.