Workshop September 2021: Qualitative Interviewing: Online

This two-day master-class with Professor Carol Grbich will address the practicalities of collecting, managing and analysing  data from Face to Face and Focus Group interviews.

 

This course is being held 'live' online via Zoom.

 

 
 

 

 

 

Dates: 
Monday, September 13, 2021 - Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Early bird cutoff date: 
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Course details:

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

 

 

*This course will be run over 2 days in three sessions per day:

 

  • 9.30 am - 11.00 am - Session 1
  • 11.30 am - 1.00 pm - Session 2
  • 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm - Session 3

 

Course notes will be sent out in advance and exercises will be provided over the 2 days.

*This course is being held online via Zoom and run on Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT +10)

 

 
Workshop - runs over 2 days
Course dates: Monday 13 September 2021 - Tuesday 14 September 2021
Instructor: 
Emeritus Professor Carol Grbich is a Social Epidemiologist from Flinders University, South Australia.  Her previous appointments were in the School of Behavioural Health Sciences at Latrobe University and in the School of Education at Monash University. She is an experienced researcher and teacher of qualitative research and is the author of 7 qualitative textbooks including; 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 was the foundation Editor of one of the two International Journals whose focus is on mixed research methods and is the recipient of over $80 million in research grants.
Venue: 
Online
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. 

It will run 'live' using Zoom.

You will be sent a zoom code in advance of the course.

Please note that Zoom can use up to 1GB data per hour, please make sure you have enough data available.

Recommended Background: 

​Please note: there is some overlap between this course and the Foundations of Qualitative Methodologies, Data Collection and Analysis course.

Please contact us if you would like more information.​

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
Early bird Member: 
$1,160
Early bird Non Member: 
$1,980
Early bird full time student Member: 
$720
Member: 
$1,480
Non Member: 
$2,280
Full time student Member: 
$1,280
FAQ: 

Participant feedback: 

I found the set up really good, keeping the participants engaged and involved with a good balance of lecturing and group activities.

 

It was very useful to have an expert in the field discuss the different methods of data collection and their experiences in different populations and settings.

 

I'm very happy with the online experience compared to face-to-face courses. The convener paced it very well, using break out rooms for small group activities and varying the activities to lessen the effects of computer screen fatigue. In this way everyone participated and received feedback quite quickly. I have been wanting to do this course since last year but the logistics of travelling to Melbourne (even when not in lock down) was very difficult for me. I would like to see more courses offered via Zoom. It was nice to see so many participants from all parts of Australia.

 

Notes: 

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Venues: 

Delivery of this course is online - via Zoom.

 

Please ensure you have the following:

  • Reliable Internet connection with at least 5Gb per day of data available (i.e. a 5 day course will use about 25Gb of data just on the Zoom application)
  • A computer/laptop with the Zoom application installed (free)
  • A webcam (built in to most laptops)
  • A headset with a microphone (not required but ideal)
  • A second monitor/screen if possible

 

Please also check the course page for specific software requirements (if any).

 

Venue and Timetable: 

You will be attending from home, and each course may specify a slightly different timing schedule. Please expect around 4 "contact" hours per day, with the remainder of the usual working day for exercises, group work and self-directed activities.

All times specified are in Australian Eastern Time (Melbourne/Sydney/Canberra time)