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Comparing Approaches to Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) Panel Discussion
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Location: CGIS Knafel, (K354). 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138 map
*Spaces for this event are currently full. Please email Alison Denton Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be placed on the waitlist. Please include your name, email, school and department affiliation.*
IQSS will be sponsoring a series of workshops and other events supporting qualitative research in the social sciences at Harvard University! This discussion session has two main goals.
(1) To introduce and demonstrate several QDA programs other than
Atlas.ti. (In-depth training on Atlas.ti is available in other workshops through IQSS.) Users of these programs will use data from their own research to illustrate common features of each program, as well as talk about pros and cons.
(2) To initiate a broader discussion of approaches to QDA and the
relationship between research approach, data, and software. Panelists
will discuss how the QDA program was integrated into their overall
research approach, and broader issues of research design and data
analysis. This will be a forum for intermediate/ advanced students and
faculty to discuss some of the broader issues in planning and carrying
out qualitative research. Please bring your own questions and reflections on these issues for the panelists and audience.
Please sign up no later than Monday, February 1.
Please email Alison Denton Jones at: email@example.com with any
Note: lunch will be served.
About the Instructor:
The panel discussion will be led by Alison Denton Jones, a Ph.D.
Candidate in Sociology at Harvard University. Jones has extensive
experience with interviewing and ethnographic methods for multiple research projects and is currently writing a paper comparing qualitative and quantitative approaches to the same research question. For more information on her research, visit:
(QDA) Panel Discussion: 1 Half Day
9 AM – 9:30 AM: Introduction and Overview of Resources for
comparing QDA programs and getting support for QDA (Alison)
9:30 AM – 12 PM: Panelists
4 panelists demonstrate different QDA programs and discuss their
experiences using them
(- A little about Atlas.ti from Alison since this will now be separate
from the Atlas workshop)
12 PM – 1 PM: General Discussion including audience (Working Lunch)