Qualitative Data Analysis: The Basics (March 1, 2018)

Qualitative Data Analysis:  The Basics

This one day workshop provides an introduction to systematic methods for analyzing qualitative data, including written texts, field notes, interview transcripts, images, audio, and video. Topics covered include: techniques for identifying themes, tips for developing and using codebooks, and suggestions on how to produce qualitative descriptions, make systematic comparisons, and build and formally test models. While it is not a software workshop, we will introduce participants to MAXQDA software to facilitate the systematic analysis of qualitative data. This workshop is appropriate for scholars interested in learning the fundamental skills of text analysis that form the base of many different analytical traditions including grounded theory, schema analysis, content analysis, and semantic network analysis.

Participants must bring a laptop (Mac or PC) and download the free trial of the MAXQDA software, which can be accessed here: http://www.maxqda.com/demo

Instructor:  Melissa Beresford

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Melissa Beresford is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. Her research examines the intersection of cultural beliefs and economic behavior. Her current project analyzes cultural schemas of entrepreneurship across low-resource and high-resource environments in South Africa. For the past two years she has also collaborated on research investigating indigenous economic institutions and socioeconomic development practices in Bolivia.  Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council with funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Arizona State University. Melissa has been trained in a wide array of social science research methods and is passionate about the exchange of methodological expertise with other social scientists. She teaches the National Science Foundation Research Methods in Anthropology Text Analysis Workshop at the Society for Applied Anthropology and American Anthropological Association annual meetings. She also teaches the graduate-level Text Analysis online course through the University of Florida, which was developed through the National Science Foundation Research Methods in Anthropology training program and is open each summer to advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals.

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm - Lunch will be provided

Location: Coor Hall Room 5536, ASU Tempe Campus

Workshop Fee: $50.00 (includes lunch)

Register HERE (limited seating)