Qualitative Research Institute

Course Director: Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH

Date: 

  • January 4-5: Lectures
  • January 6 OR 7: NVivo Lab 

Location: University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)

  • January 4-5: School of Nursing, Fagin Hall, Room 116, 418 Curie Boulevard
  • January 6-7: Goldstein Room 114, Van Pelt Library, 3420 Walnut Street
    • When registering, please choose which lab day you would like to enroll in: Friday, Jan 6th OR Saturday, Jan 7th. The same material will be taught on both days. Lab space is limited to 16 people for each day. Registration is first come first served.

Registration:

  • Full Institute: $850
  • Full Institute (Student): $455
  • Lectures Only: $450
  • Lectures Only (Student): $255

This comprehensive institute is designed to develop skills that are useful in qualitative and mixed methods research, including:

  1. Data collection approaches
  2. Structuring and conducting an interview
  3. Selecting an appropriate sample
  4. Organizing and facilitating a focus group
  5. Managing, coding, and analyzing data
  6. Integrating photo elicitation, photo voice, & the participant as a colleague
  7. Publishing your work
  8. Use and application of NVivo software

More Information

Expert Course Instructors:

Fran Barg PhD, MEd

Dr. Barg is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine and an Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology. Her research focuses on the use of mixed methods research as it applies to understanding the uneven distribution of risk and disease among ethnic groups.

Joel Fein, MD, MPH

Dr. Fein is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. His research focuses on emergency department-based violence prevention, emergency department mental health evaluation, and procedural pain management.

Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH

Dr. Frasso is the Director of Education for the Penn Center for Public Health Initiatives and teaches courses in the Public Health program and the School of Social Policy & Practice. Her research interests include qualitative methods, improving access to physical and mental health services for vulnerable populations, maternal child health, health disparities, and health literacy.

Cynthia Mollen, MD, MSCE

Dr. Mollen is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Unviersity of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine and an attending in pediatric emergency medicine at the Children's Hopsital of Philadelphia. Her research focuses on improving adolescent health care through the emergency department with an emphasis on reproductive and sexual health.

*NVivo Training:

A one day-long training session using NVivo software will be offered. Training sessions are taught by Shimrit Keddem, MS, the Associate Director of Operations at the Department of Veteran's Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania. She has participated in research on various health and social issues including access to prenatal care, cancer services, Alzheimer's disease, and injury prevention.

Please note that attendance for the NVivo training is limited by the number of computers available. There are 16 computers available in the training classroom. Registration is first come first served. When registering, please choose which lab day you would like to enroll in: Friday, Jan 6th OR Saturday, Jan 7th. The same material will be taught on both days.