RUB Research School

Introduction to Qualitative Research (workshop 1 day 03.11. + follow-up 0,5 day 17.11.)

Researchers from Humanities and Social Sciences | Level All

Online Workshop via Zoom

Time: 03.11.2021, 10:00 - 17:00 hrs (including breaks); Follow-up meeting: 17.11.2021, 14.00 – 17.00 hrs
Trainer: Yvonne Kohlbrunn
Language: English
Participants: max. 20 persons
Credit Points: acknowledged with 0.75 CP for the doctoral training programme of RUB RS Certificate

This workshop provides an introduction to Qualitative Research Methods. The application possibilities of qualitative research methods will be discussed and essential data collection and analysis procedures will be presented. In a practical a follow-up meeting two weeks later you can work on your individual questions on methods.

We offer the workshop in cooperation with the Methodenzentrum RUB.

Course Description
Qualitative research methods are diverse in methodology and approach. Depending on the research interest, there are various alternatives to answer a research question in the best possible way.

In the first part, the workshop presents two data collections methods, namely interview research and ethnographic observation. The second part of the workshop is dedicated to analysis procedures and their objectives. So, a short insight into coded and sequential analytic procedures will be given.

The workshop is primarily aimed at doctoral researchers in the humanities and social sciences who plan to do qualitative research and would like to get an overview of the possibilities of data collection and analysis. Prior knowledge of qualitative methods, while beneficial, is not essential.

Workshop goals:

  • to teach the basics and objectives of Qualitative Research
  • two qualitative Data Collection Methods
  • two qualitative Data Analysis Procedures
  • discussion and reflection on participants research projects

After two weeks to apply the techniques to your own data, a follow-up meeting of the workshop will give us the opportunity to discuss all questions and obstacles that come along with your own research applications. Here, we’ll also have time to talk about more „specialised“ topics you might need to address your individual research questions.

Yvonne Kohlbrunn is a social scientist and social worker and is employed as a research assistant at the Center for Research Methods at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Her research interests involve mixed-method, text mining procedures and discourse analysis.

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