Method School Courses

I have been teaching qualitative data analysis at the European Consortium for Political Research’s Summer School since 2009 and Winter School since 2013. Both the Summer and Winter School offer top-notch courses for the political and related social sciences on philosophy of science, research designs, methods of data collection and analysis, plus a vast range of software courses for qualitative and quantitative analyses. There I teach three courses that focus on building knowledge and skills in qualitative data analysis: first, at the Summer School in Budapest every July and August, I teach the short course Introduction to NVivo followed by the method course Qualitative Data Analysis: Concepts and Approaches. Then, at the Winter School in Germany in February, I repeat the short NVivo course and then teach Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis. In addition, I teach similar introductory and advanced courses at the IPSA-NUS Summer School which takes place every June and July at the National University of Singapore, and the FLAMES Summer School in Ghent, Belgium, each September. 

A brief description of each course is provided below.

Introduction to NVivo
Dates: 14-15 February 2020
As part of the 8th ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques, I will be teaching an intensive 2-day short course on NVivo for qualitative data analysis. This course is opened to everyone and takes place at the University of Bamberg in Germany.

Find out more about this course in the ECPR website.

Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis
Dates: 17-21 February 2020
For a 8th consecutive winter, I will be teaching the 5-day course Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis where participants will learn how to conduct thematic analysis, qualitative content analysis, cross-case analysis and grounded theory in NVivo. The course is designed in such way that each day, we focus on one method where we delve on its epistemology, theoretical background, coding and analysing procedures and visualisations to present results in journal articles. The last day, Friday, is reserved for method integration where we explore the possibilities and limitations to combine components (i.e. sampling, coding, analysis techniques) of the four methods in one single study. This is a sought-after course, so participants are recommended to register early. 

Find out more about this course in the ECPR website.

Qualitative Data Analysis I
Dates: 6-10 July 2020
As part of the 9th IPSA-NUS Summer School, I will be teaching a one-week course in the foundations of qualitative data analysis. This course is opened to everyone and takes place at the National University of Singapore, Singapore. This is a highly sought-after course, so participants are recommended to register early. 

Find out more about this course in the IPSA-NUS website.

Qualitative Data Analysis II
Dates: 13-17 July 2020
Following the course Qualitative Data Analysis I, I will be teaching the advanced course Qualitative Data Analysis II, where participants will learn how to conduct thematic analysis, qualitative content analysis, cross-case analysis and grounded theory in NVivo. The course is designed in such way that each day, we focus on one method where we delve on its epistemology, theoretical background, coding and analysing procedures and visualisations to present results in journal articles. The last day, Friday, is reserved for method integration where we explore the possibilities and limitations to combine components (i.e. sampling, coding, analysis techniques) of the four methods in one single study. This is a sought-after course, so participants are recommended to register early. 

Find out more about this course in the IPSA-NUS website.

Introduction to NVivo
Dates: TBC in July 2020
Next July 2020, for a 11th consecutive summer, I’ll teach Introduction to NVivo at the ECPR Summer School at the Central European University (CEU) in Hungary. The course provides a comprehensive overview of how to use NVivo for qualitative data analysis. Participants will learn to set up an NVivo project, code, analyse and present qualitative data. 

Find out more about this course in the ECPR website.

Qualitative Data Analysis: Concepts and Approaches
Dates: TBC in August 2020
This award-winning course provides participants with a solid understanding of, and applied skills in, planning, conducting and reporting qualitative data analysis in their own research. Each day focused on a key aspect of the qualitative analysis process, namely, the research design, coding qualitative data, seeking patterns, presenting qualitative findings, and validating results. Due to the high demand for this course, it is doubled in a morning and afternoon session.

Find out more about this course in the ECPR website.

Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo
Dates: TBC in September 2020
This course combines the basic concepts of qualitative data analysis with the essential features of NVivo. This is the course you need if you are new to qualitative analysis and want to use NVivo from a methodological standpoint. The course is structured around four modules that follow the logical sequence of the qualitative analysis process. You will learn to relate epistemology, methodology and methods of qualitative analysis; set-up an NVivo project and organise data; differentiate approaches to coding qualitative data; choose the right strategy for your study when seeking patterns and identifying relationships; present findings using visualisations; and get the best tips for publishing your study. Note that this course teaches only the most salient features of NVivo. For a more comprehensive course on NVivo, see Introduction to NVivo course.

Find out more about this course in the FLAMES website.

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As a freelance methodologist, I train social scientists and humanitarian practitioners in qualitative analysis, decolonising research and participatory methodologies. I coach research teams, teach doctoral-level courses in method schools and I consult for humanitarian aid agencies worldwide.

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