Analyzing Qualitative Data
Thursday, January 3
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rose Library 3313
Interested in building and enhancing a qualitative research repertoire? Explore qualitative or mixed methods research and get assistance with the coding and analysis of data. Within the past several years, qualitative research methodologies have garnered incremental support and interest within academia and professional organizations. This workshop will introduce participants to conventional and technological coding techniques. Note: This workshop is recommended for individuals with background in the qualitative tradition and/or experience conducting qualitative research (e.g., ethnography, phenomenology, etc.). Participants are encouraged to bring digital data (e.g., interview transcripts) with them to this hands-on workshop.
- Learn about and discover ways to manage rich textual data (e.g., transcripts, texts, etc.).
- Learn about and apply a priori and emergent techniques to sample texts.
- Learn about and practice analyzing data into themes and categories using two reliability techniques (consensus coding and analysis of kappa coefficient).
- Learn about and apply the NVIVO 10 interface to qualitative data analysis.
Cara Meixner, Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology; Assistant Director, CFI
Dr. Cara Meixner returned to her beloved James Madison University in 2008 as Faculty Consultant to the Center for Faculty Innovation (CFI) and Assistant Professor of Graduate Psychology. Cara received her BS in Health Services Administration from JMU, her MA in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland-College Park, and her PhD in Leadership & Change from Antioch University. Cara has taught courses in research methods, leadership, organizational behavior, hunger and homelessness, and women's studies. She has a penchant for qualitative research and enjoys contributing to the scholarships of engagement, discovery, and teaching & learning.
For more information contact the Center for Faculty Innovation | 540-568-4846