2014 Winter Institute on Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research: The Art of the Interview

Winter InstitueDate: January 13-16, 2014*
Location: University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Room TBA
Start time: 9:00am 

***This event is now sold out!***

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

  1. Structuring and conducting an interview
  2. Selecting an appropriate sample
  3. Organizing and facilitating a focus group
  4. Managing, coding and analyzing data
  5. Publishing your work
  6. Use and application of NVivo software. Advanced NVivo training will also be available.

More Information:

Expert Course Instructors:

Fran Barg PhD MEd

Dr. Barg is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at UPenn'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.

Melissa Dichter, PhD, MSW

Dr. Dichter is a Research Health Scientist at the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Her research primarily focuses on women’s experiences with intimate partner violence (IPV) and intersections with the healthcare, social service, and criminal legal systems.

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. Rosemary Frasso is a lecturer in the Public Health program (Family Medicine and Community Health), and the School of Social Policy & Practice. Her research interest include improving access to physical and mental health services for vulnerable populations, maternal child health, health disparities and health literacy.

Eve Weiss, MS

Ms Weiss is the project manager of the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She conducts trainings in qualitative methods, and while at the MMRL, she participated in research to understand factors that influence individual and community health and wellbeing and improve access to care for vulnerable populations.

*NVivo Training:

Two day-long training sessions using NVivo software will be offered: a beginner's session on January 15th and an advanced session on January 16th. General or Student Registration includes 1 session-- you may select which session is approporite for you. If you would like to attend both sessions for an added fee, contact lahall@exchange.upenn.edu for registration options.

Training sessions are taught by Shimrit Keddem MS
Shimrit Keddem is the manager of the Mixed Methods Research Lab in the Department of Family Medicine, providing managerial and technical support and expertise. 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.

One license for Nvivo will be raffled off on the last day of class to one lucky winner!

For more information:

please contact Lauren Hallden-Abberton.