Collecting, Managing and Analysing Qualitative INTERVIEW Data - (2 days)

This two-day Master-class will address the practicalities of collecting, managing and analysing  data from Face to Face and Focus Group interviews.

Master Class - runs over 2 days
Professor Carol Grbich is an Emeritus Professor at Flinders University, South Australia. She is an experienced researcher and teacher of qualitative research and is the author of Qualitative Research in Health: An introduction (Allen and Unwin and Sage International, 1999);  New Approaches in Social Research (London Sage publications, 2004) and Qualitative Data Analysis (London Sage Publications, 2013).

She is also the foundation Editor of one of the two Journals worldwide whose focus is on mixed research methods: The International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches.

About this course: 

This is a practical course, which will enable participants to understand the preparatory requirements for both individual and group qualitative interviewing as well as to become proficient in qualitative question design. Experience in both types of qualitative interviewing will be provided as well as practise in undertaking analyses of these types of data.

Course syllabus: 

Day 1.  

  • The impact of personal frames on data
  • Issues relating to successful face-to-face interviewing
  • Question Design
  • Conducting face to face interviews


Day 2

  • Issues related to successful group interviews
  • Conducting a Focus Group
  • Transcription and Preliminary data analysis of interview data
  • Thematic analysis of interview data
Course format: 

This course involves a mixture of seminar presentations using powerpoint, class discussions, and small group activities. 

Recommended Background: 

Recommended Texts: 

Recommended but not required text:

  • Grbich, C. 2013. Introduction to Data Analysis. Sage International: London,


Participants will be provided with copies of the power point presentation.


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