This course provides an experiential training format in which students can learn how to analyze and report findings from any one of the 19 different qualitative methodologies. Students will receive techniques and individual trainer feedback on how to capture the wealth of diverse qualitative data and turn it into clear, concise, written insights for their clients. This four-day course requires the use of computers both in class and for homework.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
After taking this course, graduates will be able to:
• Describe the analysis process
• Distinguish client needs in qualitative reports
• Develop strategies for tackling the task of analysis
• Identify techniques for efficient data synthesis and reporting.
• Compare different methods for reporting qualitative data
• Develop unique styles to differentiate reports
• Summarize the value of writing from transcripts vs. notes or listening/watching video
• Discuss classic analysts’ problems
• Practice methods for delivering “bad news”
• Demonstrate the process of analyzing data and writing qualitative reports
• Define the role of ethics in qualitative research
How Students are Assessed:
Students are expected to attend and participate in all modules, including lectures, practice sessions with fellow students, and open forums. Trainers use in-depth feedback forms to provide students with individualized, targeted written and oral feedback throughout the class. On the last day of class, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate the implementation of all feedback in a written report.