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Methods-related texts about qualitative research.

Schedule a Workshop

I teach workshops on qualitative data analysis each Fall and Spring semester through the Scholarly Commons' Savvy Researcher workshop series. If you'd like to schedule a workshop for your class or other group, please contact me.

Jessica Hagman

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Social Sciences Research Librarian 

I'm the subject specialist librarian for Sociology, Geography & GIS, and Anthropology. I also specialize in qualitative research tools and strategies. I work in the Social Sciences, Health & Education Library, on the first floor of the Main Library. 

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Scholarly Commons

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Scholarly Commons
306 Main Library
Drop-ins welcome
Monday-Friday 8:30am-6:00pm
Phone: 217-244-1331

Past Qualitative Data Analysis Workshops

Spring 2020 Workshops in the Savvy Researcher Series 

Choosing Qualitative Data Software 

See the slides for this workshop, or the Choosing QDA Software guide

Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) software offers tools for engaging with data for your qualitative or mixed-methods research project, but many tools are time-consuming to learn, expensive, or both. In this workshop, we'll work through a series of decisions you'll need to make as you decide whether to use QDA software and choose one that is the best fit for your research process and approach to coding and analysis. By the end of the workshop, we expect you'll be able to: 

  • Describe the factors that influence the choice to use QDA software and to choose a software that fits your research needs.
  • Use these factors and an understanding of your research process to decide which software will best fit your needs.

Coding Qualitative Data (for free) with Taguette 

Many full-featured (and expensive!) qualitative data analysis (QDA) software programs are overkill for exploratory analysis or when you're on a deadline. In this workshop, we'll walk through setting up a project in the open source QDA software Taguette. By the end of the workshop, we expect you'll be able to:

  • Install Taguette or access the web-based version of the program 
  • Import textual qualitative data into Taguette 
  • Code your data using Taguette 
  • Export your coded data and codebook for further analysis

Starting Your Qualitative Research in NVivo 

NVivo is a popular tool for analyzing qualitative data. In this workshop, we'll work through the process of setting up a research project in NVivo. By the end of the workshop, we expect you'll be able to: 

  • Import your qualitative data into NVivo 
  • Describe the coding tools in NVivo and decide how to apply the tools to your project 
  • Use NVivo's query tools to explore your data and relationships among codes 
  • Create memos to document and support your analysis