Qualitative & Mixed Method Research Educational Resources

Qualitative Research Group

A working group for ICTR-affiliated PIs and their research staff members 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 najacobson@wisc.edu.


  • Consultation is available to ICTR-affiliated 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 the Community Academic Research Consult Form

Introduction to Qualitative Research For the Applied Health Sciences: A Self-study Course

This Canvas 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. There is no cost for the course and no credit is offered. To enroll contact Nora Jacobson at najacobson@wisc.edu.

Research Staff Training Course in Qualitative Methods

This course is designed for research staff in the health sciences. Over four months, participants will work through 10 modules of the ICTR-CAP online self-study course, Introduction to Qualitative Research for the Applied Health Sciences, which includes modules on the uses of qualitative research, qualitative methodologies, study design, data collection and analysis, ethics, and critical appraisal (see above). Participants will also meet face-to-face (F2F) via Webex every two weeks for project work and group discussions. Upon completion of the training program, participants will have a basic understanding of a range of qualitative approaches. They will recognize the kinds of research questions to which these approaches are appropriately applied and be familiar with the main qualitative data collection methods and with the goals and practices of qualitative data analysis. They will have developed skills that allow them to contribute to study design, proposal development, data collection and analysis, and manuscript preparation. Participants who satisfy all course requirements will receive a certificate of completion.

Minimum enrollment of 6; maximum enrollment of 20. The RSTC will be offered in 2024.

For more information please contact Nora Jacobson at najacobson@wisc.edu

Online Lecture Series

Lectures devoted to the basics of qualitative and mixed methods research. A full listing of lectures is available here:  http://videos.med.wisc.edu/events/236

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