This 2-hour interactive workshop "Tips for Collecting High-Quality Qualitative Data" is based on a unique qualitative research support service offered by the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) core group called Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) and provided by Dr. Rachel Ceasar. Workshop facilitators, including Dr. Ceasar, offer tips for optimizing data collection methods. Participants will work with colleagues in breakout groups to provide feedback on an interview guide and create their own interview guide. This workshop is recommended for anyone who is new to qualitative methods, including students, scholars, university faculty, clinicians, and researchers. This might also be of interest to teaching assistants, project assistants, and graduate students pursuing a career in teaching methods or those incorporating educational data into their research.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to
- Develop an interview guide based on research objectives using an ethnographic framework.
- Identify common rookie mistakes and pitfalls when setting up and conducting interviews.
- Describe good practices and workflows for conducting qualitative research.