If you’re a qualitative researcher, now is a great time to be at AUT. We have lots of workshops and events coming up for you over the next few weeks, and we’ve heard of one elsewhere as well! All are free and open to AUT postgraduate research students. Browse the listings below and click the titles for more information or to book your place.
Fri 15 Feb 6-7am NZ time (tomorrow morning)
This is a free webinar from the University of Alberta’s International Institute for Qualitative Methodology. Qualitative inquiry is a craft that is largely learned while doing the research. Despite careful reading of texts and guides, the reality of doing qualitative analysis can be quite different than the clearly explained process! In this session, we will discuss the top ten tips that might help you through completing your first qualitative project.
Wed 27 Feb 12-2pm, WU518
All Masters and doctoral students working with qualitative methods are invited to share ideas and identify avenues for further learning in this student-led group. In this meeting, guest speaker Amber Hammill presents on ‘Older people who listen to the radio for company.’
Interviewing Skills (workshop)
Thu 28 Feb 5-7pm
This workshop aims to help researchers decide when interviews are suitable as a data gathering tool. It will look at the aim of interviews, what research questions they can answer and what they can’t. It will also discuss different types of interviews and when they might be employed. Finally it will look at the different styles of questioning and strategies that researchers can use to illicit the fullest answers from interviewees.
Overview of NVivo (webinar)
Thu 7 March 11am-12noon
NVivo is computer assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) designed for researchers working with text-based information and/or multimedia data. This includes interview or focus group transcripts, survey data, field notes, reports, audio or video recordings, photographs, webpages, social media data, media articles, and/or policy documents. This webinar will provide a brief introduction to NVivo and a demonstration of some of its key functionality.
Analysing Qualitative Data (workshop)
Mon 11 March, 9:30am-12:30pm
This workshop provides a focused introduction to qualitative data analysis, and will cover the key stages in the process such as data preparation, coding, and identifying patterns in your data. It is interspersed with practical tips and aims to leave attendees feeling more confident in approaching this vital—but inevitably messy—stage of the research cycle.
Writing Up Qualitative Research (workshop)
Wed 20 March, 9:30am-12:30pm
This training course covers tips and tricks for managing the process of writing up qualitative research, as well as techniques for getting started and keeping going. A demonstration of the writing process is also provided. There will be guidance on representation of the researcher’s voice, which can be a challenge for those new to qualitative approaches. Practical ideas for working with NVivo outputs, and effective use of verbatim extracts will also be covered.
Wed 27 March, 12-2pm, WU518
All Masters and doctoral students working with qualitative methods are invited to share ideas and identify avenues for further learning in this student-led group. In this meeting, guest speaker Hansi Herath presents on ‘Impact of emotional labour on guest experiences in commercial hospitality.’
NVivo Core Skills for Students (workshop)
Wed 27 March, 9:30am-4pm
This introductory course covers the basics of NVivo. In addition to gaining an overview of the software, it covers the logistics of setting up a project, importing data (documents and PDFs), coding, and basic reporting tools. Advanced features such as queries and visualisations will also be briefly introduced. This course is ideal for those who are new to the software, as well as more experienced users looking for a quick refresher.