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Fall Qualitative Inquiry Seminars

Carrboro, NC

October 15-16, 2018

Coding and Analyzing Qualitative Data

Johnny Saldaña

October 17, 2018

Synthesizing Qualitative Data

Johnny Saldaña

October 29-30, 2018

Writing Appealing Qualitative Research Reports

Margarete Sandelowski

Fall Qualitative Inquiry Seminars

Carrboro, NC

October 15-16, 2018

Coding and Analyzing Qualitative Data

Johnny Saldaña

October 17, 2018

Synthesizing Qualitative Data

Johnny Saldaña

October 29-30, 2018

Writing Appealing Qualitative Research Reports

Margarete Sandelowski

Fall Qualitative Inquiry Seminars

Carrboro, NC

October 15-16, 2018

October 17, 2018

October 29-30, 2018

Coding and Analyzing Qualitative Data

Synthesizing Qualitative Data

Writing Appealing Qualitative Research Reports

Johnny Saldaña

Johnny Saldaña

Margarete Sandelowski

October 15-16, 2018

Coding and Analyzing Qualitative Data

Johnny Saldaña

October 17, 2018

Synthesizing Qualitative Data

Johnny Saldaña

October 29-30, 2018

Writing Appealing Qualitative Research Reports

Margarete Sandelowski

Two leading scholars in the field of qualitative inquiry, Johnny Saldaña and Margarete Sandelowski, will guide courses in coding, analyzing and synthesizing data and writing appealing qualitative reports.  Participants will learn principles that guide practical action in each of these areas.

Seminar Details

Course Descriptions

Scholar: Johnny Saldaña

Being in conversation with qualitative data can include identifying ideas that spark meaning, insight, and sense-making. This two-day workshop focuses on a range of selected methods of coding qualitative data for analytic outcomes that includes patterns, categories, themes, processes, causation, and diagrams. The workshop will address:

  • Various coding methods for qualitative data (with an emphasis on interview transcripts)
  • Analytic memo writing
  • Heuristics for thinking qualitatively and analytically

Manual (hard copy) coding will be emphasized with a discussion of available analytic software for future use. Workshop content is derived from Saldaña’s The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers (3rd ed., 2016, Sage).

Scholar: Johnny Saldaña

After qualitative data have been collected and initially analyzed, we are faced with the larger task of making meaning across numerous narratives and expanding ideas. This course provides strategies for this data synthesis—for moving into advanced data analysis and integrative theory building.

The workshop will address:

  • Analytic heuristics (assertions, themes, propositions, concepts)
  • Analytic write-ups (memos, vignettes)
  • Data analytic display-making (matrices and diagrams)
  • Theory development

We will make use of an analytic synthesis chart that outlines approaches for integrating meaningful ideas and making sense of data and across data. These methods are transferable to any discipline, including business, education, social sciences, and health care, etc.

Workshop content is derived from Saldaña’s methods texts including The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers (3rd ed., 2016, Sage), and the co-authored Qualitative Data Analysis: A Methods Sourcebook (3rd ed., 2014, Sage), and Qualitative Research: Analyzing Life (2018, Sage).

Scholar: Margarete Sandelowski

The focus of this 2-day course is on practical strategies to produce research reports publishable in high-quality peer-reviewed journals. The course will cover an array of topics including:

  • Communicating the significance and methodological details of a study
  • Selecting the appropriate journal venue, empirical and theoretical framing, and style, logic, emphasis, and organizational structure for the report
  • Effectively using such literary elements as vantage point and metaphor, and such devices such as casing, counting, quoting, tabulating, titling, and diagramming to show methodological and findings details
  • Presenting research results accessible to and translatable by researchers or practitioners
  • Strategically planning multiple reports from a common parent study, including mixed methods studies
  • Wisely managing reject and revise-and-resubmit responses to submitted manuscripts
  • Tricks of the trade for overcoming writing paralysis or blocks

This course is appropriate for graduate students and faculty in the practice disciplines (e.g., clinical psychology, education, medicine, nursing, public health, social work) as well as researchers from other fields of study (e.g., sociology, anthropology).

Scholar Bios

Johnny Saldaña is Professor Emeritus from Arizona State University’s (ASU) School of Film, Dance, and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. He is the author of Longitudinal Qualitative Research: Analyzing Change through Time (2003, AltaMira), The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers (3rd ed., 2016, Sage), Fundamentals of Qualitative Research (2011, Oxford), Ethnotheatre: Research from Page to Stage (2011, Left Coast), Thinking Qualitatively: Methods of Mind (2015, Sage), co-author with the late Matthew B. Miles and A. Michael Huberman for Qualitative Data Analysis: A Methods Sourcebook (3rd ed., 2014, Sage), and the editor of Ethnodrama: An Anthology of Reality Theatre (2005, AltaMira).

His most recent book is Qualitative Research: Analyzing Life, a new methods textbook with co-author Matt Omasta (2018, Sage). Saldaña’s works have been cited and referenced in over 4,000 research studies conducted in over 120 countries, in disciplines such as K-12 and higher education, medicine and health care, technology and social media, business and economics, the fine arts, the social sciences, human development, and government and social services.

Saldaña’s research in qualitative inquiry, data analysis, and performance ethnography has received awards from the American Alliance for Theatre & Education, the National Communication Association–Ethnography Division, the American Educational Research Association’s Qualitative Research Special Interest Group, and the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. He has published a wide range of research articles in journals such as Research in Drama Education, Multicultural Perspectives, Youth Theatre Journal, Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Teaching Theatre, Research Studies in Music Education, and Qualitative Inquiry, and has contributed several chapters to research methods handbooks.

Margarete Sandelowski is Boshamer Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. She has directed and was principal faculty in the summer programs in qualitative and mixed methods research offered through the Center for Lifelong Learning at the School of Nursing. She has published widely in refereed nursing, interdisciplinary health, and social science journals (e.g., Field Methods, Journal of Mixed Methods Research, Qualitative Health Research, Research in Nursing and Health, Social Science and Medicine) and anthologies in the domains of gender and technology, and qualitative and mixed methods research (both primary research and research synthesis). Her works have been translated into Spanish and Japanese.

Among her books are Handbook for Synthesizing Qualitative Research (2007, Springer) and With Child in Mind: Studies of the Personal Encounter with Infertility (1993, University of Pennsylvania), which was awarded the 1994 Eileen Basker Memorial Prize from the Society for Medical Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association.

Among her book chapters are:

  • “Synthesizing Qualitative and Quantitative Research Findings,” by M. Sandelowski, C.I. Voils, J. Crandell, and J. Leeman in Routledge International Handbook of Qualitative Nursing Research, edited by C.T. Beck (2013, Routledge)
  • “On Quantitizing,” by M. Sandelowski, C.I. Voils, and G. Knafl in Sage Quantitative Research Methods: Vol.1. Fundamental Issues in Quantitative Research, edited by W.P. Vogt (2011, Sage)
  • “Current Practices and Emerging Trends in Conducting Mixed-Methods Intervention Studies in the Health Sciences,” by M. Song, M. Sandelowski, and M.B. Happ in Sage Handbook of Mixed Methods in Social and Behavioral Research (2d ed.), edited by A. Tashakkori and C. Teddlie (2010, Sage)
  • “Writing the Proposal for a Qualitative Research Methodology Project,” by M. Sandelowski in Qualitative Research 2 (vol. 2), edited by A. Bryman (2007, Sage)
  • “Tables or Tableaux? Writing and Reading Mixed Methods Studies,” by M. Sandelowski in Handbook of Mixed Methods in Social and Behavioral Research, edited by A. Tashakkori and C. Teddlie (2003, Sage)

Dr. Sandelowski has been awarded as principal investigator four 5-year R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health in the qualitative and mixed methods research domains. She has served on NIH and other grant review panels, and contributed to the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research Working Group that resulted in the 2011 Best Practices for Mixed Methods Research in the Health Sciences. She was inducted in 2015 into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

Daily Schedule for All Courses

  • 9:30 am – Classes begin
  • 12:00 pm–1:15 pm – Lunch
  • 4:00 pm – Classes end

Registration and Pricing

Registration Notes

  • All payments should be made to “ResearchTalk”
  • Seats for courses are not officially held until payment is received in full
  • If full payment is not received the day before courses begin, your registration will be cancelled and you will not be able to attend courses
  • For two-day courses, single day attendance is not accommodated

Johnny Saldaña's Courses

Early Registration

  • Early Registration ends August 29, 2018
  • Coding and Analyzing Qualitative Data, October 15-16: $500.00
  • Synthesizing Qualitative Data, October 17: $250.00

Standard Registration

  • Standard Registration ends October 1, 2018
  • Coding and Analyzing Qualitative Data, October 15-16: $580.00
  • Synthesizing Qualitative Data, October 17: $290.00
15% Discount for Students – use Discount Code “RT-Student15”. Student discount cannot be combined with any other discount offers.

Margarete Sandelowski's Course

Early Registration

  • Early Registration ends September 12, 2018
  • Writing Appealing Qualitative Research Reports, October 29-30: $500.00

Standard Registration

  • Standard Registration ends October 16, 2018
  • Writing Appealing Qualitative Research Reports, October 29-30: $580.00

15% Discount for Students – use Discount Code “RT-Student15”. Student discount cannot be combined with any other discount offers.

Venue, Travel Info, and Accommodations

Event Venue

Hampton Inn and Suites Chapel Hill/Carrboro
370 E Main St #100
Carrboro, NC 27510
(919) 969-6988

Sleeping Rooms at the Event Venue

October 15-17 courses
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*Rate for session participants: $124.00 per night (plus tax), must book by September 14, 2018 for this rate

October 29-30 course
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*Rate for session participants: $124.00 per night (plus tax), must book by September 24, 2018 for this rate