Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

This online course provides a comprehensive overview of high-quality descriptive data analysis principles
  • Event time:
    7th May 2024 09:30 – 16:30
  • Format:

This one day course is designed to equip participants with a clear understanding of the principles and practice of high quality, rigorous descriptive qualitative data analysis, with a focus on the ‘Framework’ approach to qualitative data management, developed at the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen). The course will be delivered through a mixture of taught sessions and practical exercises.

Course objectives

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • be able to describe the key stages in the analytical process in qualitative research
  • be able to describe and use the ‘Framework’ approach to data management
  • be able to describe the key stages in the descriptive analytical process in qualitative research
  • have gained experience of interpreting qualitative data


The course will cover:

  • The key stages and objectives of the analytical process in qualitative research
  • The qualitative analytical hierarchy
  • Using ‘Framework’ for data management
  • Developing the conceptual framework for analysis
  • Descriptive analysis of qualitative data

Who will benefit

This course will be useful to you, if you:

  • are a qualitative researcher who wants to learn new skills in qualitative data analysis or to broaden and refresh your existing skills
  • are experienced in other aspects of qualitative research but are new to the analysis of qualitative data
  • commission or manage qualitative research in central or local government, health or other applied policy sectors and need to understand the qualitative analysis process.

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