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CAQDAS 2007 Conference: Advances in Qualitative Software

Wednesday 18 April 2007

Nigel Fielding, Udo Kelle, Ray Lee, Sarah Pink, Clive Seale and Alan Stockdale

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing

Thursday 15 November 2012

9.30am to 5pm
Dr Sarah Earthy and Dr Sophie Sarre

This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative interviewing in both academic and applied social research, including the evaluation of services. The course is primarily designed for researchers with little or no experience of qualitative interviewing. It will also be useful for more experienced researchers who have had little formal training or who wish to reflect on their practice. 

This event is administered by Day Courses in Social Research. Fees vary according to your institution and role. Please see information on Fees before booking to ensure you apply for a place at the correct rate. 

To book a place fill in the application form

 

The day combines sessions exploring the nature of a qualitative approach, the interview process and the use of qualitative interviews in evaluation with practical exercises on the interview as interaction, developing an interview guide and conducting interviews. We will explore a variety of ethical issues as these arise in discussion. 

(Please note: the analysis of qualitative data is not covered in this course.)

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Thursday 29 November 2012

9.30am to 4.30pm
Dr Sarah Earthy and Judith Sleany

This course provides an introduction to the analysis of qualitative data derived from in-depth interviews and focus groups. We will explore the relationship between the way in which data is generated and different approaches to analysis, and provide practical examples of analysis from initial coding through to the presentation of findings. Both thematic analysis and narrative analysis will be discussed. The course is intended for researchers with only limited experience of qualitative analysis. 

(Please note, the course will not cover computer software programmes designed to assist qualitative data analysis. For information on training in qualitative software programs see the CAQDAS Networking Project website)

Introduction to Focus Groups

Tuesday 11 December 2012

10am to 5pm
Dr Ann Cronin

This course is an introduction to the methods involved in organising and conducting focus groups. It covers planning for focus groups, developing questions and moderating focus groups. The course also provides the opportunity for participants to experience being a member of a focus group. 

Issues relating to the analysis of focus group data are explored, although the main aim of the course is to provide a practical introduction to focus groups for those people who have little or no experience of running them.

 

This event is administered by Day Courses in Social Research. Fees vary according to your institution and role. Please see information on Fees before booking to ensure you apply for a place at the correct rate. 

To book a place fill in the application form

Managing data with SPSS for Windows (introductory)

Wednesday 12 December 2012

10am to 5pm
Dr Jane Fielding

This course introduces SPSS for Windows version 19 and its use for data management.  Participants are shown, through practical exercises, how to create an SPSS data file for simple analysis, how to recode variables, how to create new variables, and how to write simple SPSS syntax.

Research Management

Thursday 7 February 2013

10.30am to 16.30pm
Prof. Roger Tarling

The course is aimed at researchers who are beginning to assume greater responsibility for managing research projects.  The course will identify the issues and problems which invariably arise when developing and conducting a research project. Topics to be covered include:
• Commissioning research and preparing a tender or grant application
• Negotiating a contract
• Risk and stakeholder analysis
• Scheduling, resource management and project planning tools
• Managing the fieldwork and data analysis
• Disseminating results
• Ethics, confidentiality, copyright and data protection

Getting Published in Social Science Journals

Thursday 14 February 2013

09.30 to 16.30
Prof. R Brooks and Dr P Hodkinson

Getting your work published in journals is an essential part of academic life. This one-day course will offer a friendly and supportive forum in which to find out more about how academic journals work and how to increase your chances of getting articles published. The course will provide you with a good understanding of: the journal process, from submission to publication; what referees will be looking for when they review your article; how to respond to conflicting referee reports; and what you need to consider when deciding where to submit your work. It will also provide guidance and discussion about the characteristics of a good journal article, and how to make sure that your article is noticed once it has been published.

Fees: 
Govt/commercial sector: £180
Academics registered at UK HE or Charitable sector: £140
UK registered students: £80
Non-UK students: £140

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Monday 25 February 2013

9.30am to 4.30pm
Dr Sarah Earthy and Judith Sleany

This course provides an introduction to the analysis of qualitative data derived from in-depth interviews and focus groups. We will explore the relationship between the way in which data is generated and different approaches to analysis, and provide practical examples of analysis from initial coding through to the presentation of findings. Both thematic analysis and narrative analysis will be discussed. The course is intended for researchers with only limited experience of qualitative analysis. 

(Please note, the course will not cover computer software programmes designed to assist qualitative data analysis. For information on training in qualitative software programs see the CAQDAS Networking Project website)

Qualitative Software Planning Seminar

Friday 1 March 2013

TBC
Christina Silver

This event is being held at the University of Hertfordshire.

The event is free. 

This event is administered by Day Courses in Social Research

To book a place fill in the application form

Methods and applications using ATLAS.ti

Friday 22 March 2013

9am to 2pm
Dr Susanne Friese and Dr Christina Silver

Taking place at the London Knowledge Lab, Bloomsbury, this seminar discusses methods and applications of using qualitative software, with particular reference to ATLAS.ti. 

Dr Susanne Friese (Quarc Consulting) is a long-standing expert user and trainer of ATLAS.ti and has recently published the only text book available which concentrates solely on the use of ATLAS.ti to facilitate qualitative data analysis. 

Dr Christina Silver (CAQDAS Networking Project) has been using and training in ATLAS.ti for many years, and brings her knowledge about other CAQDAS applications to her thinking about the use of ATLAS.ti. 

Together, Susanne and Christina will discuss a range of issues relating to the role of ATLAS.ti, broadly in terms of analysis methods, and also specifically in terms of particular uses. 

This seminar is supported by the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM).

NVivo Training Workshop

Tuesday 26 March 2013

10am to 4pm
Dr Christina Silver, Katherine Sela

NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

MAXQDA Training

Wednesday 10 April 2013

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

This one day workshop provides a general overview to the core functionality of MAXQDA focusing on the early stages of getting started efficiently and providing a longer-term view of the potential of the software in supporting qualitative and mixed methods analysis. 

QDA Miner + Wordstat Training

Thursday 11 April 2013

10am to 4.30pm
Graham Hughes and Dr Christina Silver

This one day workshop provides a general overview to the core functionality of QDA Miner with an introduction to the ways in which the use of WordStat can contribute to mixed methods analyses of textual data. It is suitable for those wanting to explore the possibilities of software which offers sophisticated content analysis and text mining functionality alongside a suite of qualitative analysis tools.

Atlas.ti Training Workshop

Wednesday 17 April 2013

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

ATLAS.ti, developed by Scientific Software, Berlin. is a CAQDAS package suited to the management and analysis of qualitative data i.e. text and multimedia data/information. 

The overall emphasis is on the management of textual forms of data although discussion concerning basic handling of different multimedia types can be included if required by participants. The workshop focuses on ways to organise both the data and the project itself. We code the data, create memo's which centralise thematic work and writing, create networks which allow us to explore and visually express themes, our ideas about them and their connections with other issues We aim to encourage the effective use of some of the most important tools available in the software. Overview demonstrations and discussions provide a longer term sense of direction. 

Qualitative Software Planning Seminar

Thursday 2 May 2013

09.30am to 12.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

Choosing the appropriate analysis software package is an important part of planning any qualitative or mixed method research project. There are a range of options available, but it is not always easy to visualise exactly what a package offers when exploring it for the first time yourself. Equally when asking someone else for their opinion, it is not always easy to know what questions you should be asking. Most of the software packages, which help the researcher to manage qualitative data, are excellent products in one way or several!

This seminar will help you make an informed choice between products.

Introduction to Focus Groups

Tuesday 7 May 2013

10am to 5pm
Dr Ann Cronin

This course provides an introduction to the methods involved in organising and conducting focus groups. The course is divided into two sections. The first section explores how and when to use focus groups in social research. Topics covered include planning for focus groups, developing focus group schedules and moderating focus groups. The second section provides participants with an opportunity to either facilitate or be a member of a focus group discussion.

This course is intended to provide a practical introduction to focus groups for researchers who have little or no experience of running them.

(Please note this course will not cover analysis of focus group data. For courses covering the analysis of focus group data please see Advanced Methods in Focus Groups or Analysis of Qualitative Data.)

 

 

 

Transana Training Workshop

Tuesday 14 May 2013

10am to 4.30pm
Dr. Christina Silver

Transana is a bespoke video transcription and analysis tool. The one day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough overview to  Transana and practice tasks using sample data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, transcribing, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing

Wednesday 22 May 2013

9.30am to 5pm
Dr Sarah Earthy and Dr Sophie Sarre

This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative interviewing in both academic and applied social research, including the evaluation of services. The course is primarily designed for researchers with little or no experience of qualitative interviewing. It will also be useful for more experienced researchers who have had little formal training or who wish to reflect on their practice. 

 

The day combines sessions exploring the nature of a qualitative approach, the interview process and the use of qualitative interviews in evaluation with practical exercises on the interview as interaction, developing an interview guide and conducting interviews. We will explore a variety of ethical issues as these arise in discussion. 

 

(Please note: the analysis of qualitative data is not covered in this course.)

NVivo Training Workshop (1 Day)

Wednesday 22 May 2013

10am to 4pm
Dr Andrew King

NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The one-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using sample data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks. 

 

Negotiating Ethical Issues in Social Research

Thursday 30 May 2013

9.30am to 16.30pm
Prof. Rachel Brookes and Dr Kitty te Riele

Ethical issues need to be addressed at all stages of a research project, from design to dissemination, and given serious critical consideration by all researchers, irrespective of whether they are postgraduate students, practising teachers or seasoned academics. This one-day course will explore, in detail, the range of ethical issues that may arise at all stages of a research project – from formulating the initial design to disseminating the findings to interested parties. It will provide insights into a range of principles that may underpin ethical decision-making, and the legal and regulatory contexts within which researchers now have to operate. Participants will explore many of ethical dilemmas researchers can face, and discuss the various ways in which such dilemmas can be resolved. The course will have a strong practical focus, and is suitable for those undertaking qualitative research across the range of social sciences. Participants will be encouraged to bring along an example of an ethical dilemma from their own research, in relation to design, data collection, or analysis and reporting.


 

NVivo Training Workshop

Wednesday 5 June 2013

10am to 4pm
Dr Christina Silver, Katherine Sela

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

PLEASE BOOK ONTO THE ONE DAY COURSE ON 22ND MAY OR THE 2 DAY COURSE ON 17TH & 18TH JULY

 

NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

 

NVivo Intermediate / Advanced workshop

Wednesday 26 June 2013

10.30am to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

This workshop is for researchers who have previously attended an introductory training workshop in NVivo and/or who have been using the software for a real project for some time. It is not an introductory workshop, but designed as a refresher to help researchers get going with their own data or to move on beyond the basic tasks, for those who have already started working with the software.

1 day Atlas.ti Intermediate/Advanced Workshop

Wednesday 3 July 2013

10.00am registration, 10.30am start to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

This workshop is designed for those who have been working on a real project using ATLAS.ti for some time. Most participants will have previously attended an Introductory Workshop, although this is not a pre-requisite. The aim is to move participants on from the basic tasks of setting up a project and coding data. This is not a repeat of aspects covered in the Introductory Workshop and it is assumed that participants have a basic working knowledge of the software.

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Wednesday 10 July 2013

9.30am to 4.30pm
Dr Sarah Earthy and Judith Sleany

This course provides an introduction to the analysis of qualitative data derived from in-depth interviews and focus groups. We will explore the relationship between the way in which data is generated and different approaches to analysis, and provide practical examples of analysis from initial coding through to the presentation of findings. Both thematic analysis and narrative analysis will be discussed. The course is intended for researchers with only limited experience of qualitative analysis. 

(Please note, the course will not cover computer software programmes designed to assist qualitative data analysis. For information on training in qualitative software programs see the CAQDAS Networking Project website)

NVivo Training Workshop

Wednesday 17 July 2013

10am to 4pm
Dr Christina Silver, Katherine Sela
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data. The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

NVivo Training Workshop (2 Days)

Wednesday 18 September 2013

10am to 4pm
Dr Christina Silver, Katherine Sela
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

 

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

 

Atlas.ti Training Workshop (2 Days)

Wednesday 25 September 2013

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

ATLAS.ti, developed by Scientific Software, Berlin. is a CAQDAS package suited to the management and analysis of qualitative data i.e. text and multimedia data/information. This two day workshop provides a thorough overview of the software with step-by-step practice in setting up projects efficiently, getting started with data organisation and use of analytic tools. Participants bring their own data and project materials for use on the second day. 

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Wednesday 2 October 2013

9.30am to 4.30pm
Dr Sarah Earthy and Judith Sleany

This course provides an introduction to the analysis of qualitative data derived from in-depth interviews and focus groups. We will explore the relationship between the way in which data is generated and different approaches to analysis, and provide practical examples of analysis from initial coding through to the presentation of findings. Both thematic analysis and narrative analysis will be discussed. The course is intended for researchers with only limited experience of qualitative analysis. 

(Please note, the course will not cover computer software programmes designed to assist qualitative data analysis. For information on training in qualitative software programs see the CAQDAS Networking Project website)

Qualitative Software Planning Seminar

Wednesday 9 October 2013

1.30pm to 5pm
Dr Christina Silver

Choosing the appropriate analysis software package is an important part of planning any qualitative or mixed method research project. There are a range of options available, but it is not always easy to visualise exactly what a package offers when exploring it for the first time yourself. Equally when asking someone else for their opinion, it is not always easy to know what questions you should be asking. Most of the software packages, which help the researcher to manage qualitative data, are excellent products in one way or several!

This seminar will help you make an informed choice between products.

MAXQDA Training Workshop (1 day)

Wednesday 16 October 2013

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

MAXQDA, developed by Verbi Software, is a CAQDAS package suited to the management and analysis of qualitative data i.e. text and multimedia data/information. This one day workshop provides a thorough overview to the software and prepares participants for setting-up projects and getting started with using the software efficiently.

NVivo Advanced Support Workshop (1 day)

Thursday 17 October 2013

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

This workshop is for researchers who have previously attended an introductory training workshop in NVivo and/or who have been using the software for a real project for some time. It is not an introductory workshop, but designed as a refresher to help researchers get going with their own data or to move on beyond the basic tasks, for those who have already started working with the software.

Managing Literature with NVivo (1 day)

Wednesday 23 October 2013

10am to 4.30pm
Ann Lewins

Many universities and research institutions have site licences for NVivo 10.  Nvivo10 can be used to assist with the analysis of qualitative data. However one of the difficult challenges of long term research projects, in any discipline, is associated with keeping track of literature.  Used creatively and systematically NVivo can help you manage the processes of cross referencing and accessing the literature material that is supporting your research.

Mixed Methods using MAXQDA

Friday 25 October 2013

9.30am to 3pm
Prof. Udo Kuckartz, University of Marburg, Graham Hughes, Qualitative Innovations in CAQDAS
Over the last decade, mixed methods approaches have become more and more popular all around the world. These approaches have been adopted in different disciplines like sociology, anthropology, education, general medicine, etc. However, confusing terms are often used. For instance: What is the difference between mixed methods, triangulation, data integration, and data combination? The workshop will try to clarify this subject and focusses on the characteristics of the different methodologies. It starts with an orienting overview and then discusses how mixed methods approaches can be realized using MAXQDA.

NVivo Training Workshop (2 Days)

Wednesday 6 November 2013

10am to 4pm
Dr Christina Silver, Katherine Sela

NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks. 

 

Framework Analysis using NVivo (seminar)

Wednesday 20 November 2013

10am to 4pm
Gareth Morrell, Meg Callanan, Tom Kenny and Silvana Di Gregorio

The Framework approach to analysing qualitative data was developed during the 1980s at the National Centre for Social Research (UK). It was originally a paper-based method that ordered data in a matrix table to facilitate within case and cross-case analysis. NatCen has collaborated with QSR to incorporate the Framework approach to data analysis in NVivo. 

In this seminar speakers from both NatCen and other research organizations discuss framework method and how they have been using it within NVivo.

MAXQDA Training Workshop (1 day)

Friday 22 November 2013

10am to 4.30pm
Graham Hughes

MAXQDA, developed by Verbi Software, is a CAQDAS package suited to the management and analysis of qualitative data i.e. text and multimedia data/information. This one day workshop provides a thorough overview to the software and prepares participants for setting-up projects and getting started with using the software efficiently.

Managing data with SPSS for Windows

Wednesday 27 November 2013

10am to 5pm
Dr Jane Fielding

This course introduces participants to the powerful statistical package, SPSS for Windows, and its use for data management.  Participants are shown, through practical exercises, how to create an SPSS data file for simple analysis, how to recode variables, how to create new variables, and how to write simple SPSS syntax. This introductory course does not assume any prior knowledge of SPSS or even statistics and is designed for students, researchers, people working in social research settings or anyone who needs to work with quantitative data or be able to understand simple SPSS output.

NVivo Training Workshop (1 Day)

Wednesday 4 December 2013

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Andrew King

NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The one-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using sample data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks. 

 

Software Supported Visual Analysis (seminar)

Friday 10 January 2014

9am to 1pm
Christina Silver, Christine Rivers, Sarah Bulloch, Katy Pilcher
This event is a methodological seminar designed to help participants plan for the analysis of visual data - still images and video recordings.

NVivo Training Workshop (2 Days)

Wednesday 15 January 2014

10am to 4pm
Dr Christina Silver, Katherine Sela

NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks. 

 

Atlas.ti Training Workshop (1 day)

Wednesday 22 January 2014

10.00am to 16.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

ATLAS.ti, developed by Scientific Software, Berlin. is a CAQDAS package suited to the management and analysis of qualitative data i.e. text and multimedia data/information. This one day workshop provides an comprensive overview of the software whilst focussing on the early tasks essentially to setting up projects efficiently and starting analysis. 

Transana Training Workshop (1 day)

Friday 24 January 2014

10am to 4.30pm
Dr. Christina Silver

Transana is a bespoke video transcription and analysis tool. The one day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough overview to  Transana and practice tasks using sample data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, transcribing, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing

Monday 27 January 2014

9.30am to 4.30pm
Dr Sophie Sarre and Dr Carrie Dunn

Qualitative in-depth interviews are a much used and useful research tool in academic and applied social research. This one-day course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative interviewing. The course is designed primarily for researchers with minimal or no experience of qualitative interviewing. However the course may also be useful for more experienced researchers who have had little formal training or who wish to reflect on their practice. The day includes sessions exploring the characteristics of qualitative research, how to prepare for an interview, tips on how to conduct interviews effectively and the development of discussion guides for interviews. The teaching sessions are interspersed with practical exercises exploring different types of interaction that might occur during an interview and various aspects of interviewing practice. Participants will be given the opportunity to carry out a practice interview, experience being interviewed and observe interviewing taking place. We will explore a variety of ethical and other issues as these arise in discussion.


The speakers are very experienced social researchers who will draw on their own research as well as established practice within the social sciences.
 

Introduction to Focus Groups

Monday 3 February 2014

10am to 5pm
Dr Ann Cronin

This course provides an introduction to the methods involved in organising and conducting focus groups. The course is divided into two sections. The first section explores how and when to use focus groups in social research. Topics covered include planning for focus groups, developing focus group schedules and moderating focus groups. The second section provides participants with an opportunity to either facilitate or be a member of a focus group discussion.

This course is intended to provide a practical introduction to focus groups for researchers who have little or no experience of running them.

(Please note this course will not cover analysis of focus group data. For courses covering the analysis of focus group data please see Analysis of Qualitative Data.)

 

 

 

Introduction to thematic approaches to analysing qualitative data

Tuesday 4 February 2014

9.30am to 4.30pm
Dr Sue Venn and Dr Nicky Green

This course provides an introduction to what is probably the most commonly used general approach in analysing qualitative data in the social sciences; thematic analysis. The training will mainly focus on thematic approaches to analysing data from in-depth interviews and focus groups although the approaches discussed can be used with other types of qualitative data. The course is primarily intended for researchers with no or limited experience of qualitative analysis. The day includes sessions on different approaches to analysing qualitative data, the principles of ‘grounded theory’ and the constant comparison method, the process of coding data and the development of more conceptual ideas through analysis. These sessions will be interspersed with practical exercises about different stages of analysis and will provide participants with many opportunities to analyse ‘real’ data. Issues such as validity and generalisability in the context of qualitative analysis and the presentation of qualitative research findings will be discussed as these arise during the day.  


The speakers are very experienced social researchers who will draw on their own research experience as well as established practice within the social sciences.

NVivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 26 February 2014

10am to 4pm
Ann Lewins
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Data and methods of analysis for qualitative social science data

Wednesday 12 March 2014

09.30 to 16.00
Dr Christina Silver, CAQSAS Networking Project, University of Surrey, Dr Libby Bishop, UK Data Archive, University of Essex, Dr Myrrh Domingo, NCRM MODE node, Institute of Education, Heather Elliott, NCRM Novella node, Institute of Education (Novella), Professor Corinne Squire, NCRM Novella node, Institute of Education (Novella)

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Getting Published in Social Science Journals

Thursday 13 March 2014

9am to 1pm
Professor Rachel Brooks and Dr Paul Hodkinson

Getting your work published in journals is an essential part of academic life. This half-day course, facilitated by two academics who are very experienced in writing for publication and editing a leading sociological journal, will offer a friendly and supportive forum in which to find out more about how academic journals work and how to increase your chances of getting articles published. The course will provide you with a good understanding of: the journal process, from submission to publication; what referees will be looking for when they review your article; how to respond to conflicting referee reports; and what you need to consider when deciding where to submit your work. It will also provide guidance and discussion about the characteristics of a good journal article, and how to make sure that your article is noticed once it has been published.
 

Qualitative Software Planning Seminar

Wednesday 19 March 2014

9.30pm to 1pm
Dr Christina Silver

Choosing the appropriate analysis software package is an important part of planning any qualitative or mixed method research project. There are a range of options available, but it is not always easy to visualise exactly what a package offers when exploring it for the first time yourself. Equally when asking someone else for their opinion, it is not always easy to know what questions you should be asking. Most of the software packages, which help the researcher to manage qualitative data, are excellent products in one way or several!

This seminar will help you make an informed choice between products.

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Tuesday 1 April 2014

10am to 4pm
Dr Sue Venn and Judith Sleany

This course provides an opportunity to explore different approaches to analysing qualitative data in more breadth and depth than is possible in the one-day course Introduction to Thematic Approaches to Analysing Qualitative Data course. We will mainly focus on the analysis of data derived from in-depth interviews and focus groups although the approaches discussed can also be used to analysis other types of qualitative data. The course is primarily intended for researchers with no or limited experience of analysing qualitative data. The presenters are very experienced researchers who have worked on a wide range of projects.


Day 1 will focus on thematic analysis; a very commonly used approach in the social sciences to analysing qualitative data. We will begin with an overview of different ways of analysing qualitative data and then go on to explore the principles of ‘grounded theory’ and the constant comparison method, the process of coding data and the development of more conceptual ideas through analysis. These sessions will be interspersed with practical exercises about different stages of analysis and will provide participants with many opportunities to analyse ‘real’ data.


Day 2 will start with a brief recap on the material ground covered in Day 1 before exploring the analysis of data generated through focus groups. We will then look at narrative approaches to analysing interview and focus group data and the extent to which these provide an alternative or complementary approach to thematic approaches. As in Day 1, there will be practical exercises throughout the day to illustrate different aspects of analysis and to help develop participants’ confidence. We will also address issues such as validity and generalisability in the context of qualitative analysis and the presentation of qualitative research findings for academic and other audiences.     


 

NVivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 2 April 2014

10am to 4pm
Dr Christina Silver, Katherine Sela
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

CAQDAS 2014 Conference

Thursday 1 May 2014

In 1989 the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey convened the world's first conference on qualitative software, which brought together qualitative methodologists and software developers who debated the pros and cons of the use of technology for qualitative data analysis. The result was a book (Fielding & Lee (1991) Using Computers in Qualitative Research, Sage Publications), the setting-up of the CAQDAS Networking Project and many other conferences concerning the topics over the years. 

This conference was another opportunity for methodologists, developers and researchers to come together and debate the issues including papers by leading experts in the field, software showcases and methodological discussions.

Here you can find information about the conference including the slides used by presenters. 

ATLAS.ti Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 14 May 2014

10am to 4pm
Dr Christina Silver
ATLAS.ti is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing

Monday 2 June 2014

10.00 to 17:00
Dr Sophie Sarre and Dr Carrie Dunn

Qualitative in-depth interviews are a much used and useful research tool in academic and applied social research. This one-day course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative interviewing. The course is designed primarily for researchers with minimal or no experience of qualitative interviewing. However the course may also be useful for more experienced researchers who have had little formal training or who wish to reflect on their practice. The day includes sessions exploring the characteristics of qualitative research, how to prepare for an interview, tips on how to conduct interviews effectively and the development of discussion guides for interviews. The teaching sessions are interspersed with practical exercises exploring different types of interaction that might occur during an interview and various aspects of interviewing practice. Participants will be given the opportunity to carry out a practice interview, experience being interviewed and observe interviewing taking place. We will explore a variety of ethical and other issues as these arise in discussion.


The speakers are very experienced social researchers who will draw on their own research as well as established practice within the social sciences.


 

NVivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 11 June 2014

10am to 4pm
Dr Christina Silver
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Wednesday 18 June 2014

9:30 to 16:30
Dr Sue Venn and Tom Daly

This course provides an introduction to what is probably the most commonly used general approach in analysing qualitative data used in the social sciences; thematic analysis. The training will mainly focus on thematic approaches to analysing data from in-depth interviews although the approaches discussed can be used with transcripts from focus groups and other types of qualitative data. The course is primarily intended for researchers with no or limited experience of qualitative analysis. The day includes sessions on different approaches to analysing qualitative data, the principles of ‘grounded theory’ and the constant comparison method, the process of coding data and the development of more conceptual ideas through analysis. These sessions will be interspersed with practical exercises about different stages of analysis and will provide participants with many opportunities to analyse ‘real’ data. Issues such as validity and generalisability in the context of qualitative analysis and the presentation of qualitative research findings will be discussed as these arise during the day. 

The speakers are very experienced social researchers who will draw on their own research experience as well as established practice within the social sciences. [

Please note, the course will not cover computer software programmes designed to assist qualitative data analysis. For information on training in qualitative software programmes see the CAQDAS Networking Project website.]

MAXQDA Training Workshop (1 day)

Wednesday 25 June 2014

10am to 4.30pm
Graham Hughes
MAXQADA is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The workshop provides a thorough introduction to the software. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

NVivo Advanced Support Workshop (1 day)

Wednesday 16 July 2014

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

This workshop is for researchers who have previously attended an introductory training workshop in NVivo and/or who have been using the software for a real project for some time. It is not an introductory workshop, but designed as a refresher to help researchers get going with their own data or to move on beyond the basic tasks, for those who have already started working with the software.

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Tuesday 22 July 2014

10am to 4pm
Dr Sarah Earthy and Judith Sleany

This course provides an opportunity to explore different approaches to analysing qualitative data in more breadth and depth than is possible in the one-day course Introduction to Thematic Approaches to Analysing Qualitative Data course. We will mainly focus on the analysis of data derived from in-depth interviews and focus groups although the approaches discussed can also be used to analysis other types of qualitative data. The course is primarily intended for researchers with no or limited experience of analysing qualitative data. The presenters are very experienced researchers who have worked on a wide range of projects.


Day 1 will focus on thematic analysis; a very commonly used approach in the social sciences to analysing qualitative data. We will begin with an overview of different ways of analysing qualitative data and then go on to explore the principles of ‘grounded theory’ and the constant comparison method, the process of coding data and the development of more conceptual ideas through analysis. These sessions will be interspersed with practical exercises about different stages of analysis and will provide participants with many opportunities to analyse ‘real’ data.


Day 2 will start with a brief recap on the material ground covered in Day 1 before exploring the analysis of data generated through focus groups. We will then look at narrative approaches to analysing interview and focus group data and the extent to which these provide an alternative or complementary approach to thematic approaches. As in Day 1, there will be practical exercises throughout the day to illustrate different aspects of analysis and to help develop participants’ confidence. We will also address issues such as validity and generalisability in the context of qualitative analysis and the presentation of qualitative research findings for academic and other audiences.     


 

ATLAS.ti Advanced Support Workshop (1 day)

Wednesday 23 July 2014

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

This workshop is for researchers who have previously attended an introductory training workshop in ATLAS.ti and/or who have been using the software for a real project for some time. It is not an introductory workshop, but designed as a refresher to help researchers get going with their own data or to move on beyond the basic tasks, for those who have already started working with the software.

NVivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 30 July 2014

10am to 4pm
Dr Christina Silver
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing

Monday 1 September 2014

9.30am to 4.30pm
Dr Carrie Dunn

Qualitative in-depth interviews are a much used and useful research tool in academic and applied social research. This one-day course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative interviewing. The course is designed primarily for researchers with minimal or no experience of qualitative interviewing. However the course may also be useful for more experienced researchers who have had little formal training or who wish to reflect on their practice. The day includes sessions exploring the characteristics of qualitative research, how to prepare for an interview, tips on how to conduct interviews effectively and the development of discussion guides for interviews. The teaching sessions are interspersed with practical exercises exploring different types of interaction that might occur during an interview and various aspects of interviewing practice. Participants will be given the opportunity to carry out a practice interview, experience being interviewed and observe interviewing taking place. We will explore a variety of ethical and other issues as these arise in discussion.


The speakers are very experienced social researchers who will draw on their own research as well as established practice within the social sciences.
 

Atlas.ti Training Workshop (2 Days)

Wednesday 17 September 2014

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

ATLAS.ti, developed by Scientific Software, Berlin. is a CAQDAS package suited to the management and analysis of qualitative data i.e. text and multimedia data/information. This two day workshop provides a thorough overview of the software with step-by-step practice in setting up projects efficiently, getting started with data organisation and use of analytic tools. Participants bring their own data and project materials for use on the second day. 

NVivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Thursday 25 September 2014

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Evaluation Research

Friday 3 October 2014

10:00 to 17:00
Dr. Sophie Sarre and Professor Roger Tarling
Whether to ensure fidelity of implementation and delivery and/or to assess effectiveness of a social programme or initiative, it is essential to undertake some form of evaluation.

Walking Interviews

Monday 20 October 2014

10am to 4.45pm
Dr Tom Roberts and Dr Sue Venn

Walking interviews represent a useful tool for investigating people’s relationship with space and allows the researcher to explore issues within the context they occur. The researcher can use the environment as a prompt to discussion and the respondents can use it as an aid to illustrate the points they want to get across.  The course is designed primarily for researchers with some previous experience of qualitative interviewing who want to start using mobile methods.  The day includes sessions exploring the different application of walking interviews, planning routes and developing discussion guides.   The teaching sessions will be interspersed with practical exercises and demonstrations aimed at getting participants to think about the practicalities of undertaking walking interviews.  Participants will be given the opportunity to undertake a practice walking interview, experience being interviewed and observe a walking interview taking place. Issues around recording and filming interviews will also be discussed along with ethical considerations.     

The speakers are very experienced social researchers who have undertaken over 100 walking interviews in a wide range of contexts.


[Please note, the analysis of qualitative data is not covered in this course. For courses on focus groups, qualitative data analysis (1 and 2 day courses), training in qualitative software programmes and many other aspects of social research, please look at the main day courses webpage.]

Introduction to Qualitative Social Research on the Internet

Wednesday 5 November 2014

10:00 to 16:30
Dr Christine Hine

The Internet offers an array of possibilities for qualitative social research, ranging from unobtrusive studies of online discussions to a wide variety of means for researchers to identify, recruit and interact with research participants.

NVivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 12 November 2014

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Managing data with SPSS for Windows

Wednesday 26 November 2014

10am to 5pm
Dr Jane Fielding

OVERVIEW
This course introduces participants to the powerful statistical package, SPSS for Windows, and its use for data management.  SPSS is a statistical package widely used in education, government, commerce, business and health sectors. This introductory course does not assume any prior knowledge of SPSS or even statistics and is designed for students, researchers, people working in social research settings or anyone who needs to work with quantitative data or be able to understand simple SPSS output.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
How to create frequency tables and produce simple summary statistics
How to enter data and how to add variable and value labels (including importing Excel files)
How to explore the relationship between two variables using tables and appropriate statistics
How to recode (group) your data
How to use simple SPSS syntax
How to create new variables, and transform the values of existing variables.

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Wednesday 26 November 2014

10.00 to 16:45
Dr Victoria Alexander and Dr Helen Moore

This course provides an introduction to what is probably the most commonly used general approach in analysing qualitative data used in the social sciences; thematic analysis. The training will mainly focus on thematic approaches to analysing data from in-depth interviews although the approaches discussed can be used with transcripts from focus groups and other types of qualitative data. The course is primarily intended for researchers with no or limited experience of qualitative analysis. The day includes sessions on different approaches to analysing qualitative data, the principles of ‘grounded theory’ and the constant comparison method, the process of coding data and the development of more conceptual ideas through analysis. These sessions will be interspersed with practical exercises about different stages of analysis and will provide participants with many opportunities to analyse ‘real’ data. Issues such as validity and generalisability in the context of qualitative analysis and the presentation of qualitative research findings will be discussed as these arise during the day. 

The speakers are very experienced social researchers who will draw on their own research experience as well as established practice within the social sciences. [

Please note, the course will not cover computer software programmes designed to assist qualitative data analysis. For information on training in qualitative software programmes see the CAQDAS Networking Project website.]

Quirkos Launch and Workshop

Tuesday 9 December 2014

09.45 to 15.00
Dr Daniel Turner and Dr Christina Silver

Join us for the formal launch of Quirkos - a new software package for researchers to help sort and analyse qualitative text. 

Quirkos is designed to be easy to learn and keeps you close to your data, with live visualisations of emerging findings. Developed by a team of experienced qualitative researchers, it's a new way to work with text data on Windows, Mac or Android tablets, that lets experienced researchers or even participants get engaged with analysing text. 

Speakers include Dr Christina Silver from the University of Surrey CAQDAS Networking Project, Dr Daniel Turner, Founder and Director of Quirkos software and researchers who are using Quirkos in their work. The event includes interactive training sessions, with a chance to get hands on guidance using Quirkos on your first project. 

This event is suitable for researchers at all levels, and attendees are welcome to bring their own laptop and data, or use our example data for the workshop portion. Attendance is free, and includes lunch and refreshments, but places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

ATLAS.ti Advanced Support Workshop (1 day)

Friday 12 December 2014

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

This workshop is for researchers who have previously attended an introductory training workshop in ATLAS.ti and/or who have been using the software for a real project for some time. It is not an introductory workshop, but designed as a refresher to help researchers get going with their own data or to move on beyond the basic tasks, for those who have already started working with the software.

NVivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 17 December 2014

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Sarah Bulloch
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

NVivo Advanced Support Workshop (1 day)

Friday 19 December 2014

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

This workshop is for researchers who have previously attended an introductory training workshop in NVivo and/or who have been using the software for a real project for some time. It is not an introductory workshop, but designed as a refresher to help researchers get going with their own data or to move on beyond the basic tasks, for those who have already started working with the software.

Mixed Methods using MAXQDA

Thursday 8 January 2015

9.30am to 3pm
Prof. Udo Kuckartz, University of Marburg, Graham Hughes, Qualitative Innovations in CAQDAS
Over the last decade, mixed methods approaches have become more and more popular all around the world. These approaches have been adopted in different disciplines like sociology, anthropology, education, general medicine, etc. However, confusing terms are often used. For instance: What is the difference between mixed methods, triangulation, data integration, and data combination? The workshop will try to clarify this subject and focusses on the characteristics of the different methodologies. It starts with an orienting overview and then discusses how mixed methods approaches can be realized using MAXQDA.

MAXQDA Training Workshop (1 day)

Friday 9 January 2015

10am to 4.30pm
Dr. Sarah Bulloch
MAXQADA is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The workshop provides a thorough introduction to the software. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Tuesday 13 January 2015

10am to 4.30pm
Dr. Sarah Earthy and Dr. Helen Moore.

This course provides an opportunity to explore different approaches to analysing qualitative data in more breadth and depth than is possible in the one-day course Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis course. We will mainly focus on the analysis of data derived from in-depth interviews and focus groups although the approaches discussed can also be used to analysis other types of qualitative data. The course is primarily intended for researchers with no or limited experience of analysing qualitative data. The presenters are very experienced researchers who have worked on a wide range of projects.


Day 1 will focus on thematic analysis; a very commonly used approach in the social sciences to analysing qualitative data. We will begin with an overview of different ways of analysing qualitative data and then go on to explore the principles of ‘grounded theory’ and the constant comparison method, the process of coding data and the development of more conceptual ideas through analysis. These sessions will be interspersed with practical exercises about different stages of analysis and will provide participants with many opportunities to analyse ‘real’ data.


Day 2 will start with a brief recap on the material ground covered in Day 1 before exploring the analysis of data generated through focus groups. We will then look at narrative approaches to analysing interview and focus group data and the extent to which these provide an alternative or complementary approach to thematic approaches. As in Day 1, there will be practical exercises throughout the day to illustrate different aspects of analysis and to help develop participants’ confidence. We will also address issues such as validity and generalisability in the context of qualitative analysis and the presentation of qualitative research findings for academic and other audiences.     

Atlas.ti Training Workshop (2 Days)

Wednesday 21 January 2015

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Sarah Bulloch

ATLAS.ti, developed by Scientific Software, Berlin. is a CAQDAS package suited to the management and analysis of qualitative data i.e. text and multimedia data/information. This two day workshop provides a thorough overview of the software with step-by-step practice in setting up projects efficiently, getting started with data organisation and use of analytic tools. Participants bring their own data and project materials for use on the second day. 

NVivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 28 January 2015

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Sarah Bulloch
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing

Friday 6 February 2015

Registration from 10.a.m., course start time 10.30p.m. to 4.30p.m./4.45p.m.
Dr. Carrie Dunn and Dr. Sophie Sarre.

Qualitative in-depth interviews are a much used and useful research tool in academic and applied social research. This one-day course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative interviewing. The course is designed primarily for researchers with minimal or no experience of qualitative interviewing. However the course may also be useful for more experienced researchers who have had little formal training or who wish to reflect on their practice. The day includes sessions exploring the characteristics of qualitative research, how to prepare for an interview, tips on how to conduct interviews effectively and the development of discussion guides for interviews. The teaching sessions are interspersed with practical exercises exploring different types of interaction that might occur during an interview and various aspects of interviewing practice. Participants will be given the opportunity to carry out a practice interview, experience being interviewed and observe interviewing taking place. We will explore a variety of ethical and other issues as these arise in discussion.


The speakers are very experienced social researchers who will draw on their own research as well as established practice within the social sciences.


 

Nvivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Tuesday 24 February 2015

10am to 4.30pm
Dr. Sarah Bulloch
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Text Mining with QDA Miner + Wordstat (1 day)

Wednesday 4 March 2015

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

QDA Miner and Wordstat are part of the suite of bespoke mixed methods analytic tools. QDA Miner is a qualitative and mixed methods tool, providing powerful coding, annotating, retrieving and analyzing functions. WordStat is a text analysis tool providing sophisticated quantitative content analysis and text mining tools. Used together they provide sophisticated and flexible means to integrate qualitative and quantitative data and analyses, in ways unique in comparison to other options currently available. There is now a Lite version of QDA Miner, providing free access to the basic features of QDA Miner.

For more information on the software see the developer website : http://www.provalisresearch.com/

Mixed Methods Software Planning Seminar

Wednesday 11 March 2015

9am to 1pm
Dr Christina Silver

Choosing the appropriate analysis software package is an important part of planning any research project. There are a range of options available, but it is not always easy to visualise exactly what a package offers when exploring it for the first time yourself. Equally when asking someone else for their opinion, it is not always easy to know what questions you should be asking. Most of the software packages, which help the researcher to manage mixed methods projects, are excellent products in one way or several!

This seminar will help you make an informed choice between products.

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing

Wednesday 11 March 2015

Registration from 10am, Start 10.30am to 4.30p.m./4.45p.m.
Dr. Carrie Dunn and Dr. Sophie Sarre.

Qualitative in-depth interviews are a much used and useful research tool in academic and applied social research. This one-day course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative interviewing. The course is designed primarily for researchers with minimal or no experience of qualitative interviewing. However the course may also be useful for more experienced researchers who have had little formal training or who wish to reflect on their practice. The day includes sessions exploring the characteristics of qualitative research, how to prepare for an interview, tips on how to conduct interviews effectively and the development of discussion guides for interviews. The teaching sessions are interspersed with practical exercises exploring different types of interaction that might occur during an interview and various aspects of interviewing practice. Participants will be given the opportunity to carry out a practice interview, experience being interviewed and observe interviewing taking place. We will explore a variety of ethical and other issues as these arise in discussion.


The speakers are very experienced social researchers who will draw on their own research as well as established practice within the social sciences.


 

Transana Training Workshop (2 days)

Tuesday 17 March 2015

10am to 4.30pm
Christina Silver

Transana is a bespoke video transcription and analysis tool. This workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough overview to Transana and plan an analysis using it. Participants bring their own data to the workshop as well as experimenting with sample data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, transcribing, exploring, coding and interrogating data. 

Mobile Methodologies

Thursday 19 March 2015

10am to 4.45pm
Dr. Tom Roberts and Dr. Sue Venn

Walking Interviews represent a useful tool for investigating people’s relationship with space and allows the researcher to explore issues within the context they occur. The researcher can use the environment as a prompt to discussion and the respondents can use it as an aid to illustrate the points they want to get across.  The course is designed primarily for researchers with some previous experience of qualitative interviewing who want to start using mobile methods.  The day includes sessions exploring the different application of walking interviews, planning routes and developing discussion guides.   The teaching sessions will be interspersed with practical exercises and demonstrations aimed at getting participants to think about the practicalities of undertaking walking interviews.  Participants will be given the opportunity to undertake a practice walking interview, experience being interviewed and observe a walking interview taking place. Issues around recording and filming interviews will also be discussed along with ethical considerations.     

The speakers are very experienced social researchers who have undertaken over 100 walking interviews in a wide range of contexts.


[Please note, the analysis of qualitative data is not covered in this course. For courses on focus groups, qualitative data analysis (1 and 2 day courses), training in qualitative software programmes and many other aspects of social research, please look at the main day courses webpage.]

Nvivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Tuesday 24 March 2015

10:00am to 4.30pm
Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Qualitative Software Planning Seminar

Wednesday 25 March 2015

9.30pm to 1pm
Dr Christina Silver

Choosing the appropriate analysis software package is an important part of planning any qualitative or mixed method research project. There are a range of options available, but it is not always easy to visualise exactly what a package offers when exploring it for the first time yourself. Equally when asking someone else for their opinion, it is not always easy to know what questions you should be asking. Most of the software packages, which help the researcher to manage qualitative data, are excellent products in one way or several!

This seminar will help you make an informed choice between products.

Atlas.ti Training Workshop (1 day)

Monday 13 April 2015

Registration from10am, Start 10.30am to 4.30pm
Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch

ATLAS.ti, developed by Scientific Software, Berlin. is a CAQDAS package suited to the management and analysis of qualitative data i.e. text and multimedia data/information. This one day workshop provides an comprensive overview of the software whilst focussing on the early tasks essentially to setting up projects efficiently and starting analysis. 

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Wednesday 15 April 2015

Registration from 10am, Start 10.30am to 4.30pm
Dr. Sarah Earthy and Jo Hope.

This course provides an introduction to what is probably the most commonly used general approach in analysing qualitative data used in the social sciences; thematic analysis. The training will mainly focus on thematic approaches to analysing data from in-depth interviews although the approaches discussed can be used with transcripts from focus groups and other types of qualitative data. The course is primarily intended for researchers with no or limited experience of qualitative analysis. The day includes sessions on different approaches to analysing qualitative data, the principles of ‘grounded theory’ and the constant comparison method, the process of coding data and the development of more conceptual ideas through analysis. These sessions will be interspersed with practical exercises about different stages of analysis and will provide participants with many opportunities to analyse ‘real’ data. Issues such as validity and generalisability in the context of qualitative analysis and the presentation of qualitative research findings will be discussed as these arise during the day. 

The speakers are very experienced social researchers who will draw on their own research experience as well as established practice within the social sciences. 

[Please note, the course will not cover computer software programmes designed to assist qualitative data analysis. For information on training in qualitative software programmes see the CAQDAS Networking Project website.]

Nvivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Thursday 23 April 2015

Registration from 10am, Start 10.30am to 4.30pm
Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

MAXQDA Training Workshop (1 day)

Tuesday 28 April 2015

Registration from 10am, Start 10.30am to 4.30pm
Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch
MAXQDA is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The workshop provides a thorough introduction to the software. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Tuesday 19 May 2015

Registration from 10:00, start at 10:30 to 16.30
Judith Sleney and Jo Hope.

This course provides an opportunity to explore different approaches to analysing qualitative data in more breadth and depth than is possible in the one-day course Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis course. We will mainly focus on the analysis of data derived from in-depth interviews and focus groups although the approaches discussed can also be used to analysis other types of qualitative data. The course is primarily intended for researchers with no or limited experience of analysing qualitative data. The presenters are very experienced researchers who have worked on a wide range of projects.


Day 1 will focus on thematic analysis; a very commonly used approach in the social sciences to analysing qualitative data. We will begin with an overview of different ways of analysing qualitative data and then go on to explore the principles of ‘grounded theory’ and the constant comparison method, the process of coding data and the development of more conceptual ideas through analysis. These sessions will be interspersed with practical exercises about different stages of analysis and will provide participants with many opportunities to analyse ‘real’ data.


Day 2 will start with a brief recap on the material ground covered in Day 1 before exploring the analysis of data generated through focus groups. We will then look at narrative approaches to analysing interview and focus group data and the extent to which these provide an alternative or complementary approach to thematic approaches. As in Day 1, there will be practical exercises throughout the day to illustrate different aspects of analysis and to help develop participants’ confidence. We will also address issues such as validity and generalisability in the context of qualitative analysis and the presentation of qualitative research findings for academic and other audiences.     

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing

Friday 22 May 2015

Registration from 10:00, start at 10:30 to 16.30
Dr, Carrie Dunn

Qualitative in-depth interviews are a much used and useful research tool in academic and applied social research. This one-day course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative interviewing. The course is designed primarily for researchers with minimal or no experience of qualitative interviewing. However the course may also be useful for more experienced researchers who have had little formal training or who wish to reflect on their practice. The day includes sessions exploring the characteristics of qualitative research, how to prepare for an interview, tips on how to conduct interviews effectively and the development of discussion guides for interviews. The teaching sessions are interspersed with practical exercises exploring different types of interaction that might occur during an interview and various aspects of interviewing practice. Participants will be given the opportunity to carry out a practice interview, experience being interviewed and observe interviewing taking place. We will explore a variety of ethical and other issues as these arise in discussion.


The speaker is a very experienced social researcher who will draw on their own research as well as established practice within the social sciences.


 

Managing Data with SPSS for Windows

Tuesday 2 June 2015

Registration from 10am, Start 10.30am to 4.30p.m./4.45p.m.
Dr. Jane Fielding

OVERVIEW
This course introduces participants to the powerful statistical package, SPSS for Windows, and its use for data management.  SPSS is a statistical package widely used in education, government, commerce, business and health sectors. This introductory course does not assume any prior knowledge of SPSS or even statistics and is designed for students, researchers, people working in social research settings or anyone who needs to work with quantitative data or be able to understand simple SPSS output.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
How to create frequency tables and produce simple summary statistics
How to enter data and how to add variable and value labels (including importing Excel files)
How to explore the relationship between two variables using tables and appropriate statistics
How to recode (group) your data
How to use simple SPSS syntax
How to create new variables, and transform the values of existing variables.

Nvivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Thursday 4 June 2015

Registration from 10am, Start 10.30am to 4.30pm
Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

NVivo Advanced Support Workshop (1 day)

Tuesday 9 June 2015

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

This workshop is for researchers who have previously attended an introductory training workshop in NVivo and/or who have been using the software for a real project for some time. It is not an introductory workshop, but designed as a refresher to help researchers get going with their own data or to move on beyond the basic tasks, for those who have already started working with the software.

ATLAS.ti Advanced Support Workshop (1 day)

Wednesday 10 June 2015

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

This workshop is for researchers who have previously attended an introductory training workshop in ATLAS.ti and/or who have been using the software for a real project for some time. It is not an introductory workshop, but designed as a refresher to help researchers get going with their own data or to move on beyond the basic tasks, for those who have already started working with the software.

Getting Published in Social Science Journals

Friday 12 June 2015

9:00am Registration, course start time 9.30am to 1pm
Professor Rachel Brooks and Dr. Paul Hodkinson

Getting your work published in journals is an essential part of academic life. This half-day course, facilitated by two academics who are very experienced in writing for publication and editing a leading sociological journal, will offer a friendly and supportive forum in which to find out more about how academic journals work and how to increase your chances of getting articles published. The course will provide you with a good understanding of: the journal process, from submission to publication; what referees will be looking for when they review your article; how to respond to conflicting referee reports; and what you need to consider when deciding where to submit your work. It will also provide guidance and discussion about the characteristics of a good journal article, and how to make sure that your article is noticed once it has been published.
 

Atlas.ti Training Workshop (2 Days)

Monday 22 June 2015

Registration 10:00, start 10:30 to 16:30
Dr Sarah L. Bulloch

ATLAS.ti, developed by Scientific Software, Berlin. is a CAQDAS package suited to the management and analysis of qualitative data i.e. text and multimedia data/information. This two day workshop provides a thorough overview of the software with step-by-step practice in setting up projects efficiently, getting started with data organisation and use of analytic tools. Participants bring their own data and project materials for use on the second day. 

Nvivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Monday 6 July 2015

Registration from 10:00 Start 10:30 to 16:30
Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

MAXQDA Training Workshop (2 day)

Monday 13 July 2015

Registration 10:00, start 10:30 to 16:30
Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch

MAXQDA is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Tuesday 21 July 2015

Registration from 10am, Start 10.30am to 4.30p.m./4.45p.m.
Judith Sleney and Dr. Susan Venn

This course provides an opportunity to explore different approaches to analysing qualitative data in more breadth and depth than is possible in the one-day course Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis course. We will mainly focus on the analysis of data derived from in-depth interviews and focus groups although the approaches discussed can also be used to analysis other types of qualitative data. The course is primarily intended for researchers with no or limited experience of analysing qualitative data. The presenters are very experienced researchers who have worked on a wide range of projects.


Day 1 will focus on thematic analysis; a very commonly used approach in the social sciences to analysing qualitative data. We will begin with an overview of different ways of analysing qualitative data and then go on to explore the principles of ‘grounded theory’ and the constant comparison method, the process of coding data and the development of more conceptual ideas through analysis. These sessions will be interspersed with practical exercises about different stages of analysis and will provide participants with many opportunities to analyse ‘real’ data.


Day 2 will start with a brief recap on the material ground covered in Day 1 before exploring the analysis of data generated through focus groups. We will then look at narrative approaches to analysing interview and focus group data and the extent to which these provide an alternative or complementary approach to thematic approaches. As in Day 1, there will be practical exercises throughout the day to illustrate different aspects of analysis and to help develop participants’ confidence. We will also address issues such as validity and generalisability in the context of qualitative analysis and the presentation of qualitative research findings for academic and other audiences.     

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing

Thursday 30 July 2015

Registration from 10am, Start 10.30am to 4.30p.m./4.45p.m.
Dr. Carrie Dunn and Dr. Sophie Sarre

Qualitative in-depth interviews are a much used and useful research tool in academic and applied social research. This one-day course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative interviewing. The course is designed primarily for researchers with minimal or no experience of qualitative interviewing. However the course may also be useful for more experienced researchers who have had little formal training or who wish to reflect on their practice. The day includes sessions exploring the characteristics of qualitative research, how to prepare for an interview, tips on how to conduct interviews effectively and the development of discussion guides for interviews. The teaching sessions are interspersed with practical exercises exploring different types of interaction that might occur during an interview and various aspects of interviewing practice. Participants will be given the opportunity to carry out a practice interview, experience being interviewed and observe interviewing taking place. We will explore a variety of ethical and other issues as these arise in discussion.


The speakers are very experienced social researchers who will draw on their own research as well as established practice within the social sciences.


 

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing

Wednesday 2 September 2015

09.30 registration; course start time 10.00 to 16.45
Dr. Carrie Dunn and Dr. Sophie Sarre.

Qualitative in-depth interviews are a much used and useful research tool in academic and applied social research. This one-day course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative interviewing. The course is designed primarily for researchers with minimal or no experience of qualitative interviewing. However the course may also be useful for more experienced researchers who have had little formal training or who wish to reflect on their practice. The day includes sessions exploring the characteristics of qualitative research, how to prepare for an interview, tips on how to conduct interviews effectively and the development of discussion guides for interviews. The teaching sessions are interspersed with practical exercises exploring different types of interaction that might occur during an interview and various aspects of interviewing practice. Participants will be given the opportunity to carry out a practice interview, experience being interviewed and observe interviewing taking place. We will explore a variety of ethical and other issues as these arise in discussion.


The speakers are very experienced social researchers who will draw on their own research as well as established practice within the social sciences.


 

Nvivo Training Workshop

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Registration from 10am, Start 10:30am to 4:30pm
Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Registration from 10:00, start at 10:30 to 16.30/16:45
Judith Sleney

This course provides an opportunity to explore different approaches to analysing qualitative data in more breadth and depth than is possible in the one-day course Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis course. We will mainly focus on the analysis of data derived from in-depth interviews and focus groups although the approaches discussed can also be used to analysis other types of qualitative data. The course is primarily intended for researchers with no or limited experience of analysing qualitative data. The presenters are very experienced researchers who have worked on a wide range of projects.


Day 1 will focus on thematic analysis; a very commonly used approach in the social sciences to analysing qualitative data. We will begin with an overview of different ways of analysing qualitative data and then go on to explore the principles of ‘grounded theory’ and the constant comparison method, the process of coding data and the development of more conceptual ideas through analysis. These sessions will be interspersed with practical exercises about different stages of analysis and will provide participants with many opportunities to analyse ‘real’ data.


Day 2 will start with a brief recap on the material ground covered in Day 1 before exploring the analysis of data generated through focus groups. We will then look at narrative approaches to analysing interview and focus group data and the extent to which these provide an alternative or complementary approach to thematic approaches. As in Day 1, there will be practical exercises throughout the day to illustrate different aspects of analysis and to help develop participants’ confidence. We will also address issues such as validity and generalisability in the context of qualitative analysis and the presentation of qualitative research findings for academic and other audiences.     

MAXQDA 11 Training Workshop (2 DAY)

Wednesday 7 October 2015

Registration 10:00, start 10:30 to 16:30
Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch

Created by Verbi, MAXQDA 11 is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Please note: Verbi have just released MAXQDA 12. Since it usually takes a few months for a new version of software to be adopted by the research community, this workshop is based on MAXQDA 11. We will spend a short time at the end of the second day showcasing some MAXQDA 12 features but the vast majority of the workshop will be on version 11.

Atlas.ti Training Workshop (1 Day)

Monday 12 October 2015

Registration 10:00, start 10:30 to 16:30
Dr Sarah L. Bulloch

ATLAS.ti, developed by Scientific Software, Berlin. is a CAQDAS package suited to the management and analysis of qualitative data i.e. text and multimedia data/information. This one day workshop provides an comprehensive overview of the software whilst focussing on the early tasks essentially to setting up projects efficiently and starting analysis. 

Mixed Methods using MAXQDA

Tuesday 13 October 2015

10:00 to 15:30
Prof. Udo Kuckartz, University of Marburg, Graham Hughes, Qualitative Innovations in CAQDAS.

This is a joint National Centre for Research Methods and CAQDAS Networking Project event. Book a place at the NCRM website

Software programs now provide multiple ways of recording and using the factual information about the cases in a qualitative or mixed methods analysis project. This allows considerable flexibility over when and how to record the quantitative data and how to apply it in queries and interrogations of the qualitative data. However, that flexibility creates possibilities of confusion and uncertainty over the ‘best’ way to use the tools in each specific project.

 Presented by experts in the field, including software developer, Professor Udo Kuckartz, this session will look at the tools available in MAXQDA 11 and 12 and consider their use in a range of scenarios.

The key tools discussed are Document Groups, Document Sets, Document Variables and Code Variables. The scenarios covered will include:

a) longitudinal studies (where there will probably be a need to sometimes link cases across waves and on other occasions to isolate data from a single wave), and 

b) studies which collect multiple types of data about each case (such as surveys and in-depth interviews, or focus groups and photographs).


We will also look at deriving variable data from a thematic analysis using the procedures for converting a code to a variable in order to use this information in subsequent queries and output tables.

Mixed methods research involves the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data and their integration. This defining feature, integration, is one of the challenges to conducting mixed methods research. The workshop will focus on the so-called "joint displays" that researchers can use to represent integration in mixed methods research. Joint displays array quantitative and qualitative results together in a single display to represent integration. The workshop will show how these joint displays can be created.

Please note that whilst this is not designed as a 'hands on' session, participants are welcome to bring their laptops.

Mobile Methodologies

Wednesday 21 October 2015

Registration from 10:00, start at 10:30 to 16.45
Dr. Tom Roberts

Walking Interviews represent a useful tool for investigating people’s relationship with space and allows the researcher to explore issues within the context they occur. The researcher can use the environment as a prompt to discussion and the respondents can use it as an aid to illustrate the points they want to get across.  The course is designed primarily for researchers with some previous experience of qualitative interviewing who want to start using mobile methods.  The day includes sessions exploring the different application of walking interviews, planning routes and developing discussion guides.   The teaching sessions will be interspersed with practical exercises and demonstrations aimed at getting participants to think about the practicalities of undertaking walking interviews.  Participants will be given the opportunity to undertake a practice walking interview, experience being interviewed and observe a walking interview taking place. Issues around recording and filming interviews will also be discussed along with ethical considerations.     

The speaker is a very experienced social researchers who has undertaken over 100 walking interviews in a wide range of contexts.


[Please note, the analysis of qualitative data is not covered in this course. For courses on focus groups, qualitative data analysis (1 and 2 day courses), training in qualitative software programmes and many other aspects of social research, please look at the main day courses webpage.]

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Wednesday 28 October 2015

10:00 registration; course start time 10:30 to 16:30
Jude Sleney

This course provides an introduction to what is probably the most commonly used general approach in analysing qualitative data used in the social sciences; thematic analysis. The training will mainly focus on thematic approaches to analysing data from in-depth interviews although the approaches discussed can be used with transcripts from focus groups and other types of qualitative data. The course is primarily intended for researchers with no or limited experience of qualitative analysis. The day includes sessions on different approaches to analysing qualitative data, the principles of ‘grounded theory’ and the constant comparison method, the process of coding data and the development of more conceptual ideas through analysis. These sessions will be interspersed with practical exercises about different stages of analysis and will provide participants with many opportunities to analyse ‘real’ data. Issues such as validity and generalisability in the context of qualitative analysis and the presentation of qualitative research findings will be discussed as these arise during the day. 

The speakers are very experienced social researchers who will draw on their own research experience as well as established practice within the social sciences. 

[Please note, the course will not cover computer software programmes designed to assist qualitative data analysis. For information on training in qualitative software programmes see the CAQDAS Networking Project website.]

Nvivo Training Workshop (1 day)

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Registration from 09:30, course start time 10:00 to 16:30
Dr. Andrew King.

NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The one-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using sample data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks. 

Nvivo Advanced Support Workshop (1 day)

Friday 13 November 2015

10:00 registration; course start time 10:30 to 16:30
Dr. Christina Silver

This workshop is for researchers who have previously attended an introductory training workshop in NVivo and/or who have been using the software for a real project for some time. It is not an introductory workshop, but designed as a refresher to help researchers get going with their own data or to move on beyond the basic tasks, for those who have already started working with the software.

Managing Data with SPSS for Windows

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Registration from 10:00, start at 10:30 to 16.30/16:45
Dr. Jane Fielding

OVERVIEW
This course introduces participants to the powerful statistical package, SPSS for Windows, and its use for data management.  SPSS is a statistical package widely used in education, government, commerce, business and health sectors. This introductory course does not assume any prior knowledge of SPSS or even statistics and is designed for students, researchers, people working in social research settings or anyone who needs to work with quantitative data or be able to understand simple SPSS output.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
How to create frequency tables and produce simple summary statistics
How to enter data and how to add variable and value labels (including importing Excel files)
How to explore the relationship between two variables using tables and appropriate statistics
How to recode (group) your data
How to use simple SPSS syntax
How to create new variables, and transform the values of existing variables.

ATLAS.ti Advanced Support Workshop (1 day)

Friday 11 December 2015

Registration from 10:00, start at 10:30 to 16.30
Dr. Christina Silver

This workshop is for researchers who have previously attended an introductory training workshop in ATLAS.ti and/or who have been using the software for a real project for some time. It is not an introductory workshop, but designed as a refresher to help researchers get going with their own data or to move on beyond the basic tasks, for those who have already started working with the software.

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Tuesday 15 December 2015

Registration from 10:00, start at 10:30 to 16.30/16:45
Judith Sleney

This course provides an opportunity to explore different approaches to analysing qualitative data in more breadth and depth than is possible in the one-day course Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis course. We will mainly focus on the analysis of data derived from in-depth interviews and focus groups although the approaches discussed can also be used to analysis other types of qualitative data. The course is primarily intended for researchers with no or limited experience of analysing qualitative data. The presenters are very experienced researchers who have worked on a wide range of projects.


Day 1 will focus on thematic analysis; a very commonly used approach in the social sciences to analysing qualitative data. We will begin with an overview of different ways of analysing qualitative data and then go on to explore the principles of ‘grounded theory’ and the constant comparison method, the process of coding data and the development of more conceptual ideas through analysis. These sessions will be interspersed with practical exercises about different stages of analysis and will provide participants with many opportunities to analyse ‘real’ data.


Day 2 will start with a brief recap on the material ground covered in Day 1 before exploring the analysis of data generated through focus groups. We will then look at narrative approaches to analysing interview and focus group data and the extent to which these provide an alternative or complementary approach to thematic approaches. As in Day 1, there will be practical exercises throughout the day to illustrate different aspects of analysis and to help develop participants’ confidence. We will also address issues such as validity and generalisability in the context of qualitative analysis and the presentation of qualitative research findings for academic and other audiences.     

Nvivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 16 December 2015

Registration from 10:00, start at 10:30 to 16.30
TBC
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Nvivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 6 January 2016

Registration from 10:00, start at 10:30 to 16:30
TBC
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing

Thursday 7 January 2016

Registration from 09:30, start at 10:00 to 16.45
Dr. Carrie Dunn and Dr. Sophie Sarre.

Qualitative in-depth interviews are a much used and useful research tool in academic and applied social research. This one-day course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative interviewing. The course is designed primarily for researchers with minimal or no experience of qualitative interviewing. However the course may also be useful for more experienced researchers who have had little formal training or who wish to reflect on their practice. The day includes sessions exploring the characteristics of qualitative research, how to prepare for an interview, tips on how to conduct interviews effectively and the development of discussion guides for interviews. The teaching sessions are interspersed with practical exercises exploring different types of interaction that might occur during an interview and various aspects of interviewing practice. Participants will be given the opportunity to carry out a practice interview, experience being interviewed and observe interviewing taking place. We will explore a variety of ethical and other issues as these arise in discussion.


The speakers are very experienced social researchers who will draw on their own research as well as established practice within the social sciences.


 

Text Mining with QDA Miner + Wordstat (1 day)

Friday 8 January 2016

Registration from 10:00, start at 10:30 to 16.30
Dr. Christina Silver

QDA Miner and Wordstat are part of the suite of bespoke mixed methods analytic tools. QDA Miner is a qualitative and mixed methods tool, providing powerful coding, annotating, retrieving and analyzing functions. WordStat is a text analysis tool providing sophisticated quantitative content analysis and text mining tools. Used together they provide sophisticated and flexible means to integrate qualitative and quantitative data and analyses, in ways unique in comparison to other options currently available. There is now a Lite version of QDA Miner, providing free access to the basic features of QDA Miner.

For more information on the software see the developer website : http://www.provalisresearch.com/

NVivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 17 February 2016

Registration from 09:15 am, start at 09:30 am to 15:45
Duncan Branley
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Tuesday 1 March 2016

10:00 Registration; course start time 10:30 to 16:30
Jude Sleney and Alex Cuncev

This course provides an introduction to what is probably the most commonly used general approach in analysing qualitative data used in the social sciences; thematic analysis. The training will mainly focus on thematic approaches to analysing data from in-depth interviews although the approaches discussed can be used with transcripts from focus groups and other types of qualitative data. The course is primarily intended for researchers with no or limited experience of qualitative analysis. The day includes sessions on different approaches to analysing qualitative data, the principles of ‘grounded theory’ and the constant comparison method, the process of coding data and the development of more conceptual ideas through analysis. These sessions will be interspersed with practical exercises about different stages of analysis and will provide participants with many opportunities to analyse ‘real’ data. Issues such as validity and generalisability in the context of qualitative analysis and the presentation of qualitative research findings will be discussed as these arise during the day. 

The speakers are very experienced social researchers who will draw on their own research experience as well as established practice within the social sciences. 

[Please note, the course will not cover computer software programmes designed to assist qualitative data analysis. For information on training in qualitative software programmes see the CAQDAS Networking Project website.]

ATLAS.ti Training Workshop (1 day)

Thursday 10 March 2016

Registration from 10:00, start at 10:30 to 16.30
TBC

ATLAS.ti, developed by Scientific Software, Berlin. is a CAQDAS package suited to the management and analysis of qualitative data i.e. text and multimedia data/information. This one day workshop provides an comprehensive overview of the software whilst focussing on the early tasks essentially to setting up projects efficiently and starting analysis. 

Audiovisual Analysis using Transana

Friday 11 March 2016

Registration from 10:00, start at 10:30 to 16.30
Dr. Christina Silver

Transana is a bespoke video transcription and analysis tool. The one day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough overview to Transana and practice tasks using sample data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, transcribing, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

MAXQDA Training Workshop (1 day)

Wednesday 16 March 2016

Registration from 09:15, start at 09:30 to 15:45
Duncan Branley
MAXQDA is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The workshop provides a thorough introduction to the software. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Introduction to Focus Groups

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Registration from 09:00, start time 09:30 to 16:30
Katarina Zajacova

This course provides an introduction to the methods involved in organising and conducting focus groups. The course is divided into two sections. The first section explores how and when to use focus groups in social research. Topics covered include planning for focus groups, developing focus group schedules and moderating focus groups. The second section provides participants with an opportunity to either facilitate or be a member of a focus group discussion.

This course is intended to provide a practical introduction to focus groups for researchers who have little or no experience of running them.

(Please note this course will not cover analysis of focus group data. For courses covering the analysis of focus group data please see Analysis of Qualitative Data.)

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing

Thursday 21 April 2016

Registration 09:30, start at 10:00 to 16:30/16:45
Dr. Carrie Dunn and Dr. Sophie Sarre

Qualitative in-depth interviews are a much used and useful research tool in academic and applied social research. This one-day course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative interviewing. The course is designed primarily for researchers with minimal or no experience of qualitative interviewing. However the course may also be useful for more experienced researchers who have had little formal training or who wish to reflect on their practice. The day includes sessions exploring the characteristics of qualitative research, how to prepare for an interview, tips on how to conduct interviews effectively and the development of discussion guides for interviews. The teaching sessions are interspersed with practical exercises exploring different types of interaction that might occur during an interview and various aspects of interviewing practice. Participants will be given the opportunity to carry out a practice interview, experience being interviewed and observe interviewing taking place. We will explore a variety of ethical and other issues as these arise in discussion.


The speakers are very experienced social researchers who will draw on their own research as well as established practice within the social sciences.

MAXQDA training workshop (1day)

Thursday 5 May 2016

Registration from 09:15, start at 09:30 to 15:45
Duncan Branley
MAXQDA is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The workshop provides a thorough introduction to the software. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

NVivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 11 May 2016

Registration from 09:15 am, start at 09:30 to 15:45
Duncan Branley
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Monday 16 May 2016

Registration from 10:00, start time 10:30 to 16:30/16:45
Jude Sleney and Dr. Jo Hope

This course provides an opportunity to explore different approaches to analysing qualitative data in more breadth and depth than is possible in the one-day course Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis course. We will mainly focus on the analysis of data derived from in-depth interviews and focus groups although the approaches discussed can also be used to analysis other types of qualitative data. The course is primarily intended for researchers with no or limited experience of analysing qualitative data. The presenters are very experienced researchers who have worked on a wide range of projects.


Day 1 will focus on thematic analysis; a very commonly used approach in the social sciences to analysing qualitative data. We will begin with an overview of different ways of analysing qualitative data and then go on to explore the principles of ‘grounded theory’ and the constant comparison method, the process of coding data and the development of more conceptual ideas through analysis. These sessions will be interspersed with practical exercises about different stages of analysis and will provide participants with many opportunities to analyse ‘real’ data.


Day 2 will start with a brief recap on the material ground covered in Day 1 before exploring the analysis of data generated through focus groups. We will then look at narrative approaches to analysing interview and focus group data and the extent to which these provide an alternative or complementary approach to thematic approaches. As in Day 1, there will be practical exercises throughout the day to illustrate different aspects of analysis and to help develop participants’ confidence. We will also address issues such as validity and generalisability in the context of qualitative analysis and the presentation of qualitative research findings for academic and other audiences.     

Qualitative Software Planning Seminar

Wednesday 1 June 2016

10.30am to 3:00pm
Dr. Christina Silver

Choosing the appropriate software to facilitate qualitative or mixed methods analysis is an important part of planning any research project.  There are a range of options available, collectively known as Computer Assisted Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CAQDAS) packages.  However, it is not always easy to visualise exactly what a package offers when exploring it for the first time yourself.  Equally, when asking someone else for their opinion, it is not always easy to know what questions you should be asking.

This seminar will help you make an informed choice between products.

Mobile Methodologies

Monday 6 June 2016

Registration from 10:00, start time 10:30 to 16:30/16:45
Dr. Tom Roberts

Walking Interviews represent a useful tool for investigating people’s relationship with space and allows the researcher to explore issues within the context they occur. The researcher can use the environment as a prompt to discussion and the respondents can use it as an aid to illustrate the points they want to get across.  The course is designed primarily for researchers with some previous experience of qualitative interviewing who want to start using mobile methods.  The day includes sessions exploring the different application of walking interviews, planning routes and developing discussion guides.   The teaching sessions will be interspersed with practical exercises and demonstrations aimed at getting participants to think about the practicalities of undertaking walking interviews.  Participants will be given the opportunity to undertake a practice walking interview, experience being interviewed and observe a walking interview taking place. Issues around recording and filming interviews will also be discussed along with ethical considerations.     

The speaker is a very experienced social researchers who has undertaken over 100 walking interviews in a wide range of contexts.


[Please note, the analysis of qualitative data is not covered in this course. For courses on focus groups, qualitative data analysis (1 and 2 day courses), training in qualitative software programmes and many other aspects of social research, please look at the main day courses webpage.]

ATI: Agent-Based Modelling for the Social Scientist

Tuesday 7 June 2016

10.30am to 17:00
Corinna Elsenbroich, Lecturer in Sociology, University of Surrey

Computational methods have revolutionised the sciences, including the social

sciences. By being able to investigate dynamics in silico, model complex,

interdependent systems and experiment with different hypotheses, computer

modelling has become a research tool as important as the survey.

NVivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Registration from 09:15, start at 09:30 to 15:45
Duncan Branley
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

NVivo Advanced Support Workshop (1 day)

Friday 17 June 2016

10:00 Registration; course start time 10:15 to 16:30
Dr. Christina Silver

This workshop is for researchers who have previously attended an introductory training workshop in NVivo and/or who have been using the software for a real project for some time. It is not an introductory workshop, but designed as a refresher to help researchers get going with their own data or to move on beyond the basic tasks, for those who have already started working with the software.

ATLAS.ti Training Workshop (2 day)

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Registration from 09:15, start at 09:30 to 15.45
Duncan Branley

ATLAS.ti, developed by Scientific Software, Berlin. is a CAQDAS package suited to the management and analysis of qualitative data i.e. text and multimedia data/information. This two day workshop provides a thorough overview of the software with step-by-step practice in setting up projects efficiently, getting started with data organisation and use of analytic tools. Participants bring their own data and project materials for use on the second day. 

ATLAS.ti Advanced Support Workshop (1 day)

Friday 24 June 2016

Registration from 10:00, start time 10:30 to 16:30
Dr. Christina Silver

This workshop is for researchers who have previously attended an introductory training workshop in ATLAS.ti and/or who have been using the software for a real project for some time. It is not an introductory workshop, but designed as a refresher to help researchers get going with their own data or to move on beyond the basic tasks, for those who have already started working with the software.

NVivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 13 July 2016

Registration from 09:15, start at 09:30 to 15:45
TBC
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing

Thursday 21 July 2016

Registration 09:30, start at 10:00 to 16:30/16:45
Dr. Carrie Dunn and Dr. Sophie Sarre.

Qualitative in-depth interviews are a much used and useful research tool in academic and applied social research. This one-day course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative interviewing. The course is designed primarily for researchers with minimal or no experience of qualitative interviewing. However the course may also be useful for more experienced researchers who have had little formal training or who wish to reflect on their practice. The day includes sessions exploring the characteristics of qualitative research, how to prepare for an interview, tips on how to conduct interviews effectively and the development of discussion guides for interviews. The teaching sessions are interspersed with practical exercises exploring different types of interaction that might occur during an interview and various aspects of interviewing practice. Participants will be given the opportunity to carry out a practice interview, experience being interviewed and observe interviewing taking place. We will explore a variety of ethical and other issues as these arise in discussion.


The speakers are very experienced social researchers who will draw on their own research as well as established practice within the social sciences.

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing

Thursday 8 September 2016

Registration 09:30, start at 10:00 to 16:30/16:45
Dr. Carrie Dunn and Dr. Sophie Sarre

Qualitative in-depth interviews are a much used and useful research tool in academic and applied social research. This one-day course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative interviewing. The course is designed primarily for researchers with minimal or no experience of qualitative interviewing. However the course may also be useful for more experienced researchers who have had little formal training or who wish to reflect on their practice. The day includes sessions exploring the characteristics of qualitative research, how to prepare for an interview, tips on how to conduct interviews effectively and the development of discussion guides for interviews. The teaching sessions are interspersed with practical exercises exploring different types of interaction that might occur during an interview and various aspects of interviewing practice. Participants will be given the opportunity to carry out a practice interview, experience being interviewed and observe interviewing taking place. We will explore a variety of ethical and other issues as these arise in discussion.


The speakers are very experienced social researchers who will draw on their own research as well as established practice within the social sciences.

Quirkos Training Workshop

Friday 21 October 2016

Registration from 09:30, start time 10:00 to 16:00
Dr. Christina Silver and Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch.

Quirkos supports the management and analysis of textual data and is designed to be easy to learn, visual and affordable.  It is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.  For a review of Quirkos, please see here:  http://www.surrey.ac.uk/sociology/research/researchcentres/caqdas/files/Quirkos%20-%20distinguishing%20features-July2015.pdf

NVivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Registration from 09:30 start time 10:00 to 16:00
Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

 

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

 

This is an NVivo 11 for Windows course.  Participants using the Mac version are welcome to attend but the main part of the course will cover the functions available for the Windows version, which are not all the same for the Mac version.

Introduction to Focus Groups

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Registration from 09:00, start time 09:30 to 16:30
Katarina Zajacova

This course provides an introduction to the methods involved in organising and conducting focus groups. The course is divided into two sections. The first section explores how and when to use focus groups in social research. Topics covered include planning for focus groups, developing focus group schedules and moderating focus groups. The second section provides participants with an opportunity to either facilitate or be a member of a focus group discussion.

This course is intended to provide a practical introduction to focus groups for researchers who have little or no experience of running them.

(Please note this course will not cover analysis of focus group data. For courses covering the analysis of focus group data please see Analysis of Qualitative Data.)

MAXQDA Training Workshop (2 day)

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Registration 09:30, start at 10:00 to 16:00
Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch

MAXQDA version 12 is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Managing Data with SPSS for Windows

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Registration from 10:00, start time 10:30 to 16:30/16:45
Dr. Jane Fielding

OVERVIEW
This course introduces participants to the powerful statistical package, SPSS for Windows, and its use for data management.  SPSS is a statistical package widely used in education, government, commerce, business and health sectors. This introductory course does not assume any prior knowledge of SPSS or even statistics and is designed for students, researchers, people working in social research settings or anyone who needs to work with quantitative data or be able to understand simple SPSS output.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
How to create frequency tables and produce simple summary statistics
How to enter data and how to add variable and value labels (including importing Excel files)
How to explore the relationship between two variables using tables and appropriate statistics
How to recode (group) your data
How to use simple SPSS syntax
How to create new variables, and transform the values of existing variables.

ATLAS.ti 7 Training Workshop (1 day)

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Registration from 09:30, start time 10:00 to 16:00
Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch

ATLAS.ti, Version 7, developed by Scientific Software, Berlin. is a CAQDAS package suited to the management and analysis of qualitative data i.e. text and multimedia data/information. This one day workshop provides an comprehensive overview of the software whilst focussing on the early tasks essentially to setting up projects efficiently and starting analysis. 

NVivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 7 December 2016

Registration 09:30, start at 10:00 to 16:00
Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

This is an NVivo 11 for Windows course.  Participants using the Mac version are welcome to attend but the main part of the course will cover the functions available for the Windows version, which are not all the same for the Mac version.

Nvivo Advanced Support Workshop (1 day)

Friday 9 December 2016

10:00 Registration; course start time 10:15 to 16:30
Dr. Christina Silver

This workshop is for researchers who have previously attended an introductory training workshop in NVivo and/or who have been using the software for a real project for some time. It is not an introductory workshop, but designed as a refresher to help researchers get going with their own data or to move on beyond the basic tasks, for those who have already started working with the software.

This is an NVivo 11 for Windows workshop.  Participants using the Mac version are welcome to attend but the main part of the course will cover the functions available for the Windows version, which are not all the same for the Mac version.

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing

Thursday 12 January 2017

Registration 09:30, start at 10:00 to 16:30/16:45
Dr. Carrie Dunn and Dr. Sophie Sarre

Qualitative in-depth interviews are a much used and useful research tool in academic and applied social research. This one-day course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative interviewing. The course is designed primarily for researchers with minimal or no experience of qualitative interviewing. However the course may also be useful for more experienced researchers who have had little formal training or who wish to reflect on their practice. The day includes sessions exploring the characteristics of qualitative research, how to prepare for an interview, tips on how to conduct interviews effectively and the development of discussion guides for interviews. The teaching sessions are interspersed with practical exercises exploring different types of interaction that might occur during an interview and various aspects of interviewing practice. Participants will be given the opportunity to carry out a practice interview, experience being interviewed and observe interviewing taking place. We will explore a variety of ethical and other issues as these arise in discussion.


The speakers are very experienced social researchers who will draw on their own research as well as established practice within the social sciences.

NVivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 1 February 2017

Registration 09:30, start at 10:00 to 16:00
Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

 

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

This is an NVivo 11 for Windows course.  Participants using the Mac version are welcome to attend but the main part of the course will cover the functions available for the Windows version, which are not all the same for the Mac version.

Audiovisual Analysis using Transana

Friday 3 February 2017

Registration from 10:00 start time 10:30 to 16:30
Dr. Christina Silver

Transana is a bespoke video transcription and analysis tool. The one day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough overview to Transana and practice tasks using sample data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, transcribing, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

NVivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 15 March 2017

Registration from 09:30 start time 10:00 to 16:00
Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

 

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

This is an NVivo 11 for Windows course.  Participants using the Mac version are welcome to attend but the main part of the course will cover the functions available for the Windows version, which are not all the same for the Mac version.

NVivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 5 April 2017

Registration from 09:30 start time 10:00 to 16:00
Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

 

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

This is an NVivo 11 for Windows course.  Participants using the Mac version are welcome to attend but the main part of the course will cover the functions available for the Windows version, which are not all the same for the Mac version.

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing

Monday 10 April 2017

Registration 09:30, start at 10:00 to 16:30/16:45
Dr. Carrie Dunn and Dr. Sophie Sarre

Qualitative in-depth interviews are a much used and useful research tool in academic and applied social research. This one-day course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative interviewing. The course is designed primarily for researchers with minimal or no experience of qualitative interviewing. However the course may also be useful for more experienced researchers who have had little formal training or who wish to reflect on their practice. The day includes sessions exploring the characteristics of qualitative research, how to prepare for an interview, tips on how to conduct interviews effectively and the development of discussion guides for interviews. The teaching sessions are interspersed with practical exercises exploring different types of interaction that might occur during an interview and various aspects of interviewing practice. Participants will be given the opportunity to carry out a practice interview, experience being interviewed and observe interviewing taking place. We will explore a variety of ethical and other issues as these arise in discussion.


The speakers are very experienced social researchers who will draw on their own research as well as established practice within the social sciences.

Introduction to Focus Groups

Wednesday 3 May 2017

Registration from 09:00, start time 09:30 to 16:30
Katarina Zajacova

This course provides an introduction to the methods involved in organising and conducting focus groups. The course is divided into two sections. The first section explores how and when to use focus groups in social research. Topics covered include planning for focus groups, developing focus group schedules and moderating focus groups. The second section provides participants with an opportunity to either facilitate or be a member of a focus group discussion.

This course is intended to provide a practical introduction to focus groups for researchers who have little or no experience of running them.

(Please note this course will not cover analysis of focus group data. For courses covering the analysis of focus group data please see Analysis of Qualitative Data.)

NVivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Registration from 09:30 start time 10:00 to 16:00
Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

 

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

This is an NVivo 11 for Windows course.  Participants using the Mac version are welcome to attend but the main part of the course will cover the functions available for the Windows version, which are not all the same for the Mac version.

MAXQDA training workshop (1 day)

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Registration 09:30, start at 10:00 to 16:00
Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch
MAXQDA 12 is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The workshop provides a thorough introduction to the software. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

NVivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 7 June 2017

Registration from 09:30 start time 10:00 to 16:00
Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

 

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

This is an NVivo 11 for Windows course.  Participants using the Mac version are welcome to attend but the main part of the course will cover the functions available for the Windows version, which are not all the same for the Mac version.

Nvivo Advanced Support Workshop (1 day)

Friday 9 June 2017

Registration from 10:00, start time 10:15 to 16:30
Dr. Christina Silver

This workshop is flexibly structured to deal with common challenges of NVivo 11.  This workshop is for researchers who have previously attended an introductory training workshop in NVivo and/or who have been using the software for a real project for some time. It is not an introductory workshop, but designed as a refresher to help researchers get going with their own data or to move on beyond the basic tasks, for those who have already started working with the software.

This is an NVivo 11 for Windows course.  Participants using the Mac version are welcome to attend but the main part of the course will cover the functions available for the Windows version, which are not all the same for the Mac version.

ATLAS.ti 7 Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Registration from 09:30 start time 10:00 to 16:00
Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch

ATLAS.ti 7, developed by Scientific Software, Berlin. is a CAQDAS package suited to the management and analysis of qualitative data i.e. text and multimedia data/information. This two day workshop provides a thorough overview of the software with step-by-step practice in setting up projects efficiently, getting started with data organisation and use of analytic tools. Participants bring their own data and project materials for use on the second day. 

NVivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 5 July 2017

Registration from 09:30 start time 10:00 to 16:00
Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

 

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

This is an NVivo 11 for Windows course.  Participants using the Mac version are welcome to attend but the main part of the course will cover the functions available for the Windows version, which are not all the same for the Mac version.

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