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Drawing on more than 40 years of experience conducting applied social science research and program evaluation, author Michael Quinn Patton has crafted the most comprehensive and systematic book on qualitative research and evaluation methods, inquiry frameworks, and analysis options available today. Now offering more balance between applied research and evaluation, this Fourth Edition illuminates all aspects of qualitative inquiry through new examples, stories, and cartoons; more than a hundred new summarizing and synthesizing exhibits; and a wide range of new highlight sections/sidebars that elaborate on important and emergent issues. For the first time, full case studies are included to illustrate extended research and evaluation examples. In addition, each chapter features an extended "rumination," written in a voice and style more emphatic and engaging than traditional textbook style, about a core issue of persistent debate and controversy.
EventCourse5th June, 2015United KingdomPaid
The course is designed for those wanting to understand and to apply the grounded theory approach to the analysis of qualitative data. It will provide a step by step guide to those new to the field. Because grounded theory is essentially an inductive approach the course is most suitable for those who have not yet begun, or are in the early stages of, data collection. However, those with previously-collected data will also find the course useful for application at the analysis stage as well as for future projects. The trainers will be using the approach developed by Strauss and Corbin and, more recently, by Kathy Charmaz, and will draw on examples from the fields of social science. The course is applied and practical.
Blog8th April, 2019
This guest blog by Helen Marshall springs from discussions of the Qualitative Interest Group (QIG) that Helen coordinates. QIG meets monthly in Melbourne Australia to discuss issues around researching with qualitative data. QIG members include those who are beginning to use qualitative data and experienced researchers.
EventCourse19th June, 2015United KingdomPaid
There are many different software packages available that support the range of approaches to qualitative and mixed methods analysis. In applied contexts MAXQDA is a good choice because it is easy to learn, intuitive and streamlined. This one day course introduces the principles of Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CAQDAS) and provides comprehensive foundation level training in the workings of the software.
EventCourse21st May, 2015United KingdomPaid
What can qualitative research tell us? This more advanced course covers the transition from interpretive analysis to writing up qualitative findings, showing how key themes can be extrapolated to form the structure of a written piece. It reviews different styles of writing, for different audiences, and includes examples from both academic and applied research.
EventCourse20th May, 2015United KingdomPaid
Have you ever felt daunted by a volume of data? Then help is at hand: this course is designed to help participants learn how to analyse their qualitative material. It provides a map of different approaches but then focuses on Thematic Analysis, a cross-sectional, substantive (rather than structural) method. Talks and practical workshops will take participants through the process of data management and descriptive analysis. Some experience of qualitative research, or attendance on other qualitative courses, is vital. The day is appropriate for those whose data are in the form of semi-structured or in-depth interviews, focus groups, field notes or other documents, but is not geared towards the analysis of open-ended responses to questionnaire items.
EventCourse18th November, 2014 to 20th November, 2014IndonesiaPaid
The fee-paying workshop will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia 19 - 21 November 2014. It will be conducted by ResultsinHealth, an international public health advisory agency, together with Fiona Kotvojs (an experienced, Australia based evaluator). This workshop focuses on conducting rigorous and innovative qualitative analysis, particularly the use of content analysis and hierarchical card sorting. In additions participants will learn to apply the MSC Database – a powerful, easy to use, online data recording and analysis system.
EventE-learning17th March, 2015OnlinePaid
This webinar will show you how to import the text responses to open-ended questions asked in a web survey into a MAXQDA project along with key variable data from the survey. Then it will go on, using a mixture of deductive and inductive approaches, to identify and code the responses to each question extensively and efficiently. The coding frequencies can then be used in conjunction with the survey variables to conduct a quantitative analysis of the data, whilst remaining in contact with the underlying texts and the language used by the respondents, to reveal more subtle patterns of meaning beyond basic statements in the form “X% of respondents mentioned Y”.