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Principles and Practices of Qualitative Data Analysis
|Qualitative Data Analysis Services|
Dr Christina Silver and Dr Sarah Bulloch
Christina Silver, firstname.lastname@example.org
Get to grips with the activities involved in doing qualitative data analysis in this one-day workshop framed around the research cycle
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for postgraduate students and early career researchers in any discipline who are new to working with qualitative data (e.g. literature and documents, transcripts of interviews and focus groups, visual materials, social media and online content, open-ended survey responses etc.)
Course overview and aims
This course provides a thorough overview of the principles and practices of undertaking qualitative data analysis. Framed around the research cycle, we discuss and illustrate the interrelated activities undertaken as analysis progresses – from the paradigms and assumptions that underlie qualitative projects, through the practicalities of planning and implementing an analysis, to writing up, visualising and sharing findings. The aim of this course is to open up thinking about the range and flexibility of qualitative data analysis approaches and to equip participants with the necessary mindsets and frameworks to plan and undertake their own projects. The course is led by two facilitators and the number of participants is limited to ensure everyone has the opportunity to discuss their work-in-progress.
Christina Silver, PhD is the director of Qualitative Data Analysis Services and manager of the CAQDAS Networking Project at the University of Surrey, UK. Christina’s interests relate to the relationship between technology and methodology and the effective teaching of qualitative methods and digital tools. She is co-author of Using Software in Qualitative Research: A Step-by-Step Guide (Sage publications, 2007, 2014) and Qualitative Analysis using ATLAS.ti/MAXQDA/NVivo: The Five-Level QDA® Method (Routledge 2018). Christina has trained more than 11,000 researchers around the world in qualitative methods and the use of digital tools for analysis, since 1998, and is a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences.
Sarah L Bulloch, PhD is a senior associate of Qualitative Data Analysis Services and teaching fellow at the CAQDAS Networking Project at the University of Surrey, UK. Sarah has expertise in both qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques and has applied them in academic, public sector, private and third sector contexts. Her current work and research centres around enabling others to apply research methods, and the digital tools to support them, in a meaningful, robust and flexible way. Sarah first used CAQDAS packages in 2006 and started teaching them in 2010.
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
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Frameworks for Research and Research Designs, Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis, Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis
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