Key points

  • This course teaches advanced skills for conducting qualitative content analysis, thematic analysis, cross-case analysis and grounded theory in NVivo
  • You must possess a solid grounding in qualitative analysis and be an advanced NVivo user
  • The course is the second of a two-course series, the first is Qualitative Data Analysis I that I will teach on 1-5 July 2024.

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. The course 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.

This is an advanced method and software course. You must possess a solid foundation in qualitative analysis and be an advanced NVivo user – meaning that you can teach a crash NVivo course to colleagues. You should be able to create codes and relationships, work with cases and attributes, create sets, run queries, generate maps and set-up framework matrices independently. Having experience in other qualitative software does not qualify you for the course.​

Onsite course schedule
The onsite course is taught at the National University of Singapore from 9:00-12:30 SGT on 8-12 July 2024.

Online course schedule
If you can’t attend the course onsite at NUS, you can enroll to the online course version. The online course combines prerecording lectures which introduce participants to the theoretical foundations of qualitative content analysis, thematic analysis, cross-case analysis and grounded theory followed by daily live sessions on Zoom held from 14:30-16:30 SGT, from Monday 8-12 July 2024.

This course is taught at the National University of Singapore as part of the IPSA-NUS Summer School 2024.

Please contact the IPSA-NUS Summer School for enrolment.

See the IPSA-NUS website.

Combining courses
This course comes after the introductory course Qualitative Data Analysis I which I will teach on 1-5 July 2024. For further information, see the IPSA-NUS website.

Key readings

  • Qualitative content analysis: Schreier, M. (2012). Qualitative Content Analysis in Practice. London: Sage.
  • Thematic analysis: Boyatzis, R. E. (1998). Transforming Qualitative Information: Thematic Analysis and Code Development. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Cross-case analysis: Miles, M. B., & Huberman, A. M. (1994). Qualitative Data Analysis: An Expanded Sourcebook (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Grounded theory: Strauss, A. L., & Corbin, J. (1998). Basics of Qualitative Research: Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory (2nd ed.). Newbury Park: Sage.

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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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