Skills for Qualitative Research: A Four-Part Webinar Series

$60 for NCFR student members / $120 for NCFR members / $240 for nonmembers

In this webinar series, you'll learn skills in four areas to help strengthen your qualitative research activities. Register now to attend:

  1. Qualitative Data Analysis Software: An Introduction — presented by Áine M. Humble, Ph.D., CFLE
    Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT
  2. Creating and Utilizing Student Teams in Qualitative Research — presented by M. Elise Radina, Ph.D., CFLE
    Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015; 11 a.m. to noon CT
  3. Reviewing and Publishing Qualitative Research — presented by Kevin Roy, Ph.D.
    Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CT
  4. Foregrounding Space and Affect in Qualitative Data Collection — Walking Interviews and Emotion Mapping — presented by Elizabeth A. Sharp, Ph.D., and Samantha Christopher, M.A., doctoral student
    Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015; 11 a.m. to noon CT

Complete information about each webinar is below. Register for all four, or pick and choose individual sessions — and remember, if you can't watch during a live session, you'll still be able to watch the recording later at your convenience.

Register now for the entire series!

Approved for 4.5 CFLE contact hours of continuing education credit.

Webinar series pricing

    Full four-part series Single webinar
  NCFR student members $50 $15
Individual use NCFR professional members $100 $30
  Nonmembers $200 $55
       
Classroom use NCFR members

$240

$75
  Nonmembers $480 $150
       
  CFLE-approved programs $320 $100
Department use NCFR members $400 $125
  Nonmembers $800 $250

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1. Qualitative Data Analysis Software: An Introduction

Presented by Áine M. Humble, Ph.D., CFLE

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT

Register by Sept. 3 to get a free 100-day MAXQDA license!

 

In this webinar, you'll be introduced to basic features of qualitative data analysis software (QDAS) programs, such as how to import data, code textual findings (i.e., transcripts), and create memos. You'll participate in several short exercises using MAXQDA 11 software (installed on your computer prior to the workshop). A comparison of interfaces and coding will be demonstrated with NVivo and ATLAS.ti. Factors to consider when choosing and using QDAS programs will be noted, and you'll be provided with a list of QDAS resources.

This webinar is intended for anyone carrying out qualitative research: students, research assistants, professors, and people in nonprofit or government agencies (e.g., carrying out program evaluations).

Register for the QDAS webinar only

Approved for 1.5 CFLE contact hours of continuing education credit.

QDAS webinar objectives

By the end of this webinar, you'll:

  • have an understanding of the basic features of qualitative data analysis software programs (QDAS);
  • be aware of various questions to consider when choosing and using a QDAS program;

  • have participated in several short exercises, using MAXQDA 11 software;

  • have compared MAXQDA, NVivo, and Atlas.ti interfaces and basic coding procedures;
  • have a list of resources related to QDAS programs
Prior knowledge required

You should be comfortable with computers and with learning new software programs, and should have have basic knowledge of qualitative research (e.g., familiar with terms such as coding, memoing, etc.). No prior experience with MAXQDA or other QDAS programs is required.

  • How does this differ from the full-day MAXQDA pre-conference workshop Dr. Humble facilitates at the NCFR conference (2011, 2013, and upcoming November 2015)?

    The workshop focuses specifically on how to use MAXQDA software, and involves many hands-on exercises. This webinar will have a few, basic similar exercises, but will also show some comparisons with other software programs, as well as focus more generally on issues to think about when using QDAS programs.

Additional requirements

If you register for the live webinar, you'll have access to a free 100-day MAXQDA license; register by Sept. 3 to obtain the license, and you'll receive a code to access MAXQDA. After the live webinar, you can obtain a 30-day license from MAXQDA.

Required materials
  • a demo version of the program version 11 installed on your computer no sooner than one week prior to the date of the webinar, or
  • a purchased a copy of the program (version 11) installed on your computer prior to the date of the webinar.

Please note: MAXQDA is available for both PC and Mac. You should download the version appropriate for your computer. The webinar will be carried out with the PC version, but you can easily follow along with the Mac version on your own computer. Both programs are very similar and minor interface differences will be pointed out.

Visit the MAXQDA website for system requirements for installing either the 30-day or purchased version of the program.

The MAXQDA logo is used with permission.

About the presenter

 

Áine M. Humble, Ph.D., CFLE, is an associate professor in the Department of Family Studies and Gerontology at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and a long-time member of NCFR. She provides introductory MAXQDA training through her consulting company, Fada Research Consulting. She has been facilitating full-day introductory training workshops since 2009 to academic and government audiences.

2. Creating and Utilizing Student Teams in Qualitative Research

Presented by M. Elise Radina, Ph.D., CFLE

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015; 11 a.m. to noon CT

In this webinar, you'll be introduced to how to create and utilize undergraduate student research teams for qualitative research. First, you'll receive a brief overview of the predominant attitudes and schools of thought with regard to undergraduate student readiness for research. Second, you'll learn about a variety of models for utilizing undergraduates in qualitative research. Third, you'll hear from undergraduate students about their experiences conducting, analyzing, and presenting qualitative research. You'll also receive a list of "lessons learned" from utilizing student research teams.

This webinar is intended for faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows who primarily work with undergraduate students or who would like to learn how to do so. No prior knowledge is required.

Register for the student teams webinar only

Approved for 1.0 CFLE contact hours of continuing education credit.

Student teams webinar objectives

By the end of this webinar, you'll:

  • understand how and why to use undergraduate teams for qualitative research
  • learn from undergraduate research team members what they have learned about the research process and qualitative research by being part of a research team
  • have a list of lessons learned from using undergraduate student research teams
About the presenter

M. Elise Radina, Ph.D., CFLE, is a professor in the Department of Family Studies and Social Work at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio). Dr. Radina is a qualitative methodologist whose research focuses broadly on families and health with a particular emphasis on mid- and later-life women in family contexts. Dr. Radina was a guest co-editor for the special issue of the Journal of Family Theory & Review, €œQualitative Methodology, Theory, and Research in Family Studies.€

A few of Dr. Radina's students also will be contributing to this webinar: Mary Martin, Kaylie Kawamura, Briana Dear, and Sarah Rich.

3. Reviewing and Publishing Qualitative Research

Presented by Kevin Roy, Ph.D.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CT

Attend this webinar to improve the "publishability" of your qualitative research, as well as your skills in reviewing qualitative research.

Reviewing and publishing webinar objectives

By the end of this webinar, you'll have:

  • discussed how to enhance the contribution of your article
  • reviewed publishing do€™s and don€™ts for qualitative articles
  • examined how to better assess theorizing, methodology, design, and analyses as a reviewer
  • explored helpful and unhelpful examples of reviewer comments

Register for the reviewing and publishing webinar only

Approved for 1.0 CFLE contact hours of continuing education credit.

About the presenter

Kevin Roy, Ph.D., is associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Family Science at the University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health. His research focuses on the life course of young men on the margins of families and the work force, as they transition into adulthood and fatherhood. Through participant observation and life history interviews, he explores the intersection of policy systems, such as welfare reform, community-based parenting programs, and incarceration, with care giving and providing roles in kin networks.

4. Foregrounding Space and Affect in Qualitative Data Collection — Walking Interviews and Emotion Mapping

Presented by Elizabeth A. Sharp, Ph.D., and Samantha Christopher, M.A., doctoral student

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015; 11 a.m. to noon CT

In response to the affective turn in the social sciences and new possibilities to "gather" qualitative data, you'll learn from this webinar to identify and explain two dynamic data collection techniques: walking interviews and emotion mapping. The presenters will share examples from their research and offer practical tips.

This webinar is intended for anyone interesting in conducting qualitative research. No prior knowledge is required.

Register for the data collection webinar only

Approved for 1.0 CFLE contact hours of continuing education credit.

Data collection webinar objectives

By the end of this webinar, you'll be able to:

  • consider the affective turn in social sciences and the use of space in qualitative interviewing

  • identify limits of static face-to-face qualitative interviews

  • define and understand walking interviews (including purpose and suggestions for how to conduct walking interviews)

  • define and understand emotion mapping (including purpose and suggestions for how to conduct emotion mapping)

About the presenters

Elizabeth A. Sharp, Ph.D., is an associate professor of human development and family studies and an affiliate faculty member of women€™s studies at Texas Tech University. She recently held a two-year honorary fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Study and was a visiting scholar in the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University, England. She was a guest co-editor for a special issue of the Journal of Family Theory & Review, €œQualitative Methodology, Theory, and Research in Family Studies," and has published qualitative work in several top family science journals.

Samantha Christopher, M.A., a doctoral candidate in counseling psychology at Texas Tech University, earned a B.A. from Ohio University and holds a graduate certificate in women€™s studies. Her academic interests involve feminist identity, vocational development, and qualitative methods. She has served as a research assistant on several qualitative projects and has spearheaded her own qualitative research investigations. She also does clinical work at the Texas Tech Student Counseling Center and the University Career Center.

Interested in all four qualitative research webinars?

Register for the entire series!

Approved for 4.5 CFLE contact hours of continuing education credit.

Please email Jennifer Crosswhite with any questions.

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