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There has been a global explosion of training opportunities focused on introducing researchers to qualitative methodologies and gathering data. However, once the qualitative data has been collected, knowing how to
make sense of what you using rigorous analysis processes is critical.

This workshop addresses this void in training by focusing on the foundational knowledge needed to engage in qualitative methods. Over two days, participants will learn basic steps for designing a qualitative study using focus groups or individual interviews methods. Participants will also gain a foundational understandings of  the core principles of analysis and have hands on opportunities to develop their skills.

Who should attend?
NIH Fogarty Global Health Program Fellows and Scholars seeking foundational qualitative study implementation and data analysis skills will benefit most from attending this workshop. Attendees must have an introductory knowledge of qualitative research and methods, including familiarity with conducting in‐depth interviews and focus group discussions. 


Materials have been provided for those without or needing to refresh their introductory qualitative research knowledge resources in advance of the virtual workshop sessions. Oral and written proficiency in English is necessary to participate. Acceptance in the 2023- 2024 NIH Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars Program is required.


Workshop Day 1: Introduction to Qualitative Research & Data Collection Methods
Saturday July 8, 2023.    9:00am to 5:00pm (EST)

Learning objectives

  • Know why qualitative research is valuable and when to use it

  • Be able to choose an appropriate data collection method

  • Understand how to develop interview and focus group discussion guides

  • Be familiar with best practices for interviewing 

  • Learn steps for preparing data for analysis


Workshop Day 2: Data Analysis Processes & Rigor

Sunday July 9, 2023.    9:00am to 5:00pm (EST)

The second part of the workshop will introduce participants to basic qualitative analysis processes for interview and focus group data. Specifically, participants will: 

  • be introduced to analytic approaches and traditions, and compares the strengths and weaknesses of different analytic paradigms for different research questions.

  • provided with an overview of coding and codebook development processes

  • gain skills in memoing for rigor and depth of description

  • learn about the  pros and cons of using software for coding and managing data

  • introduction to qualitative standards of evaluation and rigor (e.g. trustworthiness

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