Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis

ECPR Winter School 2019, University of Bamberg, Germany

Key points

  • This course teaches qualitative content analysis, thematic analysis, cross-case analysis and grounded theory in NVivo 12
  • You must possess a solid grounding in qualitative analysis and be an advanced NVivo user
  • This course can be taken on its own or as part of the ECPR training tracks.

Description
This five-day course offers advanced training in qualitative content analysis (Schreier, 2012), thematic analysis (Boyatzis, 1998), cross-case analysis (Miles and Huberman, 1994) and grounded theory (Strauss and Corbin, 1998) using NVivo 11 for Windows. It fills an existing gap in both the literature and in training in that it addresses the above four methods — from data sampling, coding and analysis right through to visualisation in a CAQDAS environment. The first four days of the course are dedicated, a day each, to the four methods, each studied and applied in NVivo in terms of sampling requirements, coding procedures, pattern seeking and reporting conventions. On the last day of the course we look at the possibilities for integrating components of different methods in a single study, thus illustrating the promises, but also the potential pitfalls, of methods integration. The course concludes with a workshop on criteria for assessing qualitative analysis quality. As this is an advanced course, participants will need to have a solid conceptual and practical grounding in qualitative analysis and be advanced NVivo users.

Prerequisites
This course requires advanced knowledge of qualitative research and NVivo.

Schedule
25 February – 1 March 2019 (15 hours over five days).

Location
This course is offered at the University of Bamberg (Germany) as part of the ECPR Winter School 2019.

Enrolment
Register in the ECPR website.

Fee
See the ECPR website.

Combining courses
This course can be taken as part of the ECPR training tracks. For further information, see the ECPR 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 and I consult for humanitarian aid agencies worldwide.

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