Workshops: Qualitative Training

For the 2022-23 academic year, the Qualitative Support Team will be redesigning our support platform by creating asynchronous workshops and videos.  We will be gradually adding material to the website, please feel welcome to view a sample from our series of (virtual) qualitative workshops recorded from 2021-2022 as content is available.  In the meantime, please feel welcome to be in touch for personalized consultations, course support, or to attend a live virtual workshop.  (Registration Links Below in RED )

  • Intro to NVivo (for Windows and Mac): Oct 12 @ 10-11am / Nov 17 @ 3-4pm
  • Importing and Analyzing Social Media: Oct 20 @ 2-3pm
  • Interview Skills: Oct 14 @ 10-11am
  • Text as Data for the Humanities: Oct 26 @ 2:00-3:30pm
  • Comparative Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) Tools: Nov 18 @ 11-12pm

Intro to NVivo for Mac and Windows

We will explore the software using a variety of primary source materials including: interviews, focus groups, images, videos, surveys, and social media platforms. NVivo provides easy ways to code, analyze and visualize qualitative data. NVivo on the Windows operating system has somewhat different functionality than the version for the Mac, and we will address some of these differences.

We will be working on computers with the software installed, however please feel free to bring your laptop as well. Note, the software is available for download for students and faculty in Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) only. Faculty, students, staff, and researchers from other Harvard schools may download a 14-day trial here. Virtual (Zoom).

Intro to NVivo (for Windows and Mac) on Oct 12 @ 10-11am (register here)

Intro to NVivo (for Windows and Mac) on  Nov 17 @ 3-4pm (register here)


Importing and Analyzing Social Media with NVivo

Come learn more about NVivo's features for capturing, coding, and analyzing social media data from services like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Previous experience with NVivo is helpful but not necessary.

We will be working on computers with the software installed, however please feel free to bring your laptop as well. Note, the software is available for download for students and faculty in Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) only. Faculty, students, staff, and researchers from other Harvard schools may download a 14-day trial hereVirtual Zoom Recording - Coming soon.

Importing and Analyzing Social Media _ Oct 20 @ 2-3pm (registration here) 

 

Text as Data in the Humanities

An introduction to the text analysis for literature with basic introduction to software packages. This workshop is an introduction to working with text as data in the humanities. This workshop will cover: Gathering text corpora, copyright considerations, data cleaning, an introduction to some computational software tools, reading the output and analysis of topic modeling and cluster analysis, and general overview of common questions asked in computational literary studies. Virtual Zoom Recording - Coming Soon.

Text as Data for the Humanities _ Oct 26 @ 2:00-3:30pm (Register Here)


Interview Skills

Get set up for interview research. You will leave prepared to choose among the three types of interviewing methods, equipped to develop an interview schedule, aware of data management options and their ethical implications, and knowledgeable of technologies you can use to record and transcribe your interviews. This workshop complements Intro to NVivo, a qualitative data analysis tool useful for coding interview data. Virtual Zoom Recording - Coming Soon.

Interview Skills _ Oct 14 @ 10-11am (registration here)

 

Comparing Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) Tools

Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) tools have the potential to assist in qualitative research at several stages in the research lifecycle. This session provides an overview of advantages of working with QDA software, a summary of anticipated outcomes, as well as a comparison between QDA platforms. The session will consist of comparing outputs from NVivo, Dedoose, and Atlas.Ti. The session will conclude with a hands-on demonstration of the free, open source, open access qualitative research tool, Taguette. This session is ideal for researchers designing their research project, selecting a QDA software, as well as those looking to maximize the QDA tools they are using. Virtual (Zoom).  Recording from Zoom Session, April 15, 2022 (here)

Comparative Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) Tools _ Nov 18 @ 11-12pm (Registration Here)