Master-class March 2019: Qualitative Interviewing

A Qualitative Master-class by Professor Carol Grbich, held in ACSPRI's Melbourne offices

 

 

Dates: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - Friday, March 15, 2019
Early bird cutoff date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Course details:

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
Instructor: 
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.

Venue: 
ACSPRI Office
Course dates: Thursday 14 March 2019 - Friday 15 March 2019
Week: 
Week 1
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.

Course Fees:
All courses at a given program have the same fee structure, but fees vary depending on whether your organisation is an ACSPRI Member and whether there are Early Bird Discounts available at the time. The prices for this program are available on the program page.
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Prices

(per course)

Member: 
$1,300
Non Member: 
$2,300
Full time student Member: 
$1,200
Early bird Member: 
$1,000
Early bird Non Member: 
$2,000
Early bird full time student Member: 
$800
Venues: 

The ACSPRI Head Office is located at 763 Heidelberg Road, Alphington, just before the corner of Yarralea St.

 

Accommodation: 

The ACSPRI Office is only 20 minutes from the Melbourne's CBD via train. Accommodation located close to any of the City Loop train stations (Parliament, Melbourne Central, Spencer St, Flinders St and {on weekdays} Flagstaff) or other stations along the Hurstbridge Line will enable a very easy commute (see Transport below). We expect most visitors would appreciate staying quite centrally and there are numerous accommodation options. It is worth checking a travel website (expedia, tripadvisor, etc) to fine the best option for your budget and requirements, but we recommend staying close to a train station as per above.

 

Ivanhoe Quest Apartments are located 20 minutes walk east of the ACSPRI Office, along Upper Heidelberg Road.  You can also catch the train to Alphington Station from either Ivanhoe Station (2 stops - city direction) or Darebin Station (1 stop - city direction). You can also walk to Heidelberg Road (4 mins) take the 546 Bus to Yarralea Street, which is opposite our office.

 

 

Car Parking / Transport: 

Alphington Station is roughly 20 minutes from Melbourne Central (and other City loop stations) on the Hurstbridge Line and only a few minutes' walk from the ACSPRI office. There are also a number of bus lines that service the area. Bus services are very limited on weekends and the train is recommended. Click here for the journey planner.

 

By car, the quickest route for many local Melbournians will be via the Eastern Freeway and/or Chandler Hwy. From the CBD the Eastern Freeway from the Inner North will also probably be the quickest route. At that time on a weekend 20 minutes would allow plenty of time. Parking is usually available in Yarralea St or nearby but not on Heidelberg Road. 

 

Secure space is available to store bicycles at the office. The office is very close to Alphington Park, which backs onto the Yarra River and subsequently a vast network of Melbourne's bike paths.

 

 

Venue and Timetable: 

The course will run from 9.30am until 4.30pm each day (unless otherwise notified).

Breaks are usually held at 11:00 - 11:15, 12:45 - 1.15 and 2:45 - 3:00. Lunch and a small morning and afternoon tea are provided each day.