The workshop is structured as a mix of interactive instruction and hands-on work. Each morning a faculty expert takes the lead on a part of the research process (i.e. analysis, theory building, etc.). In the afternoon participants will work in small groups of 5-6 participants, plus a faculty mentor, on assignments. Our aim is to create an intensive experience/practicum of the early stage work involved in qualitative projects. Learn how to:

• Collect qualitative data through interviews, participant and non-participant observation, archival data and artifacts

• Code data, write memos, create visuals and use other analysis techniques

• Develop grounded theory

• Frame your data to make theoretical contributions to the literature

• Navigate the writing and publishing process

• Be an active and engaged qualitative researcher