Research Staff Training Course in Qualitative Methods
This course is aimed at master’s-prepared research staff in the health sciences who are currently employed by an ICTR-affiliated PI. Participants work through ICTR-CAP’s 13 module online self-study course (Introduction to Qualitative Research for the Applied Health Sciences) and meet for short lectures and group discussions. Participants complete one practice data collection activity (an interview or an observation) and a developmental assignment in which they write a mini-proposal. Upon completion of the training program, participants will have a basic understanding of qualitative research approaches. They will recognize the kinds of research questions to which these approaches are appropriately applied, be familiar with the main data collection methods used for qualitative work, and developed some familiarity with data analysis. As part of a research team, they will be well positioned to contribute to study design, proposal development, and manuscript preparation. Participants who satisfy all course requirements will receive a certificate of completion. The course is offered once a year, usually in the late winter/early spring. For more information, please contact Nora Jacobson at najacobsonwisc [dot] edu
Qualitative Research Group
A working group for UW researchers who are actively engaged in collecting and/or analyzing qualitative data. The group meets twice a month for two hours each time. All participants must commit to regular attendance.
For more information, please contact Nora Jacobson at najacobsonwisc [dot] edu
Consultation is available to researchers in the proposal or project development stage for:
- Selecting the appropriate qualitative method
- Knowing when and how to use qualitative methods in a mixed methods study
- Combining qualitative and quantitative research methods, when appropriate
- Go to CAP Online consultation
This Learn@UW course is geared to the novice qualitative researcher. It includes modules devoted to topics like data collection, data analysis, and critical appraisal and is designed to be cumulative from module to module. However, individuals wishing to find information about a particular topic can dip into single modules as needed. The course serves as a portal to many of ICTR-CAP’s qualitative research resources.
To enroll in the course, contact Nora Jacobson at najacobsonwisc [dot] edu
Quarterly Workshops and Online Lecture Series
Quarterly workshops are devoted to the basics of qualitative and mixed methods research. Each workshop includes a lecture and an experiential learning exercise. All lectures are video captured and are made available online. Recent topics include:
- An Overview of Qualitative Research Methods, Barbara Bowers, PhD, RN, FAAN - http://videos.med.wisc.edu/videoInfo.php?videoid=3420
- An Introduction to Qualitative Methodology: Three Approaches, Nora Jacobson, PhD - http://videos.med.wisc.edu/videos/32890
- Choosing a Qualitative Data Collection Method, Nora Jacobson, PhD - https://videos.med.wisc.edu/videos/36699
- The Art and Science of Interviewing Groups: Focus Group Fundamentals, Betty Kramer, PhD, MSSW - http://videos.med.wisc.edu/videoInfo.php?videoid=10479
- An Overview of Mixed Methods Research, Nora Jacobson, PhD - http://videos.med.wisc.edu/videos/33600
- An Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis, Nora Jacobson, PhD - http://videos.med.wisc.edu/videoInfo.php?videoid=28940
- Basics of Qualitative Research Design, Nora Jacobson, PhD - http://videos.med.wisc.edu/videos/38461
- Using Qualitative Methods for Program Evaluation, Jan Hogle, PhD - http://videos.med.wisc.edu/videos/41300
- Strengths and Challenges in Using Qualitative and Mixed Method Research to Study Complex Interventions for Vulnerable Populations, Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, FACP - http://videos.med.wisc.edu/videos/41248
- Qualitative and Mixed Methods in Health Services Research, Shoshanna Sofaer, DrPH - http://videos.med.wisc.edu/videos/41249
- Using Qualitative Methods to Explain Quantitative Results: The Example of Adherence to HIV/AIDS Treatment in Sub-Saharan Africa, Norma Ware, PhD - http://videos.med.wisc.edu/videos/41250
- What Every Quantitative Investigator Needs to Know About Working with a Qualitative Researcher. Barbara Bowers, Ken Croes, Rachel Grob, Nora Jacobson Norma Ware, PhD - http://videos.med.wisc.edu/videoInfo.php?videoid=47574
- Qualitative Interviewing 101, Nora Jacobson, PhD - http://videos.med.wisc.edu/videoInfo.php?videoid=47962
- Critical Appraisal of Qualitative Research. Nora Jacobson, PhD - http://videos.med.wisc.edu/videoInfo.php?videoid=43317
- Tips for Writing and Publishing Qualitative Research. Nora Jacobson, PhD - http://videos.med.wisc.edu/videoInfo.php?videoid=45177
- UW School of Education Qualitative Methods Resources - http://soequal.wceruw.org/index.html
A compilation of resources on qualitative methods including academic programs, course offerings, reading lists and links to other web sites. A list of qualitative research course offered at UW-Madison can be viewed here: http://soequal.wceruw.org/UWcourses.html
- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Qualitative Research Guidelines Project - http://www.qualres.org/
A website that will be useful for people developing, evaluating and engaging in qualitative research projects in healthcare settings.
- Research Methods Knowledge Base - http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/qual.php
Introduction to the idea of qualitative research (and how it is related to quantitative research) and orientation to the major types of qualitative research data, approaches and methods.
- e-Source: Behavioral & Social Sciences Research - http://www.esourceresearch.org/
An interactive, online course on research methods and tools for researchers engaging in behavioral and social sciences (BSS) research on health-related topics.