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 3-7 July 2023.

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 course requires advanced knowledge of qualitative research and NVivo.

Onsite schedule
The onsite course is taught on 10-14 July 2023 from 9:00-12:30 SGT.

Online schedule
The online course is taught on Zoom on 10-14 July 2023 from 14:30-16:30 SGT. Zoom sessions will not be recorded. Participants enrolled in the online course will watch prerecordings in preparation to the daily live sessions in Zoom.

This course is taught at the National University of Singapore as part of the IPSA-NUS Summer School 2023.

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 3-7 July 2023. For further information, see the IPSA-NUS website.

Key readings

  • Boyatzis, R. E. (1998). Transforming Qualitative Information: Thematic Analysis and Code Development. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Burns, N. (1989). Standards for qualitative research. Nursing Science Quarterly, 2(1): 44-52.
  • Lincoln, Y. S., & Guba, E. G. (1985). Naturalistic Inquiry. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Miles, M. B., & Huberman, A. M. (1994). Qualitative Data Analysis: An Expanded Sourcebook (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Schreier, M. (2012). Qualitative Content Analysis in Practice. London: Sage.
  • 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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