Course: Qualitative Data Analysis

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» Fieldwork Project Description

•  What was the general topic of your research?

•  What were the sub-topics (if any)?

•  What were the specific objectives or aims of your project (as well as you can articulate them)?

•  From whom did you collect data?

•  How satisfied are you with the quality of your data (e.g. very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, not very satisfied)? Explain your answer.

•  Did you work individually or in a group?

•  If you worked in a group, who did you work with and are your colleagues also enrolled in this course?

•  Do you plan to conduct any further data collection during this term?

» Data Inventory

•  Number of in-depth interviews completed and audio recorded in their entirety

•  Number of focus group discussions completed and audio recorded in their entirety

•  Number of participant-observation sessions completed and recorded in writing (field notes)

•  Number of structured observation sessions completed and recorded in writing

•  Other data (indicate type and quantity)

» Full transcription of one In-Depth Interview (IDI) or Focus Group Discussion (FGD)

» Presentation

A 15-minute PowerPoint presentation of your project.

» Final Paper

The paper will be an analysis of individual or group data collected during the Ethnographic Fieldwork course. If you have access to other data you would like to use for your analysis, please get approval by the instructors at the beginning of the course.

The paper should be written individually even if you gathered the data as part of a group.

The format of the paper can vary depending on the analysis approach you choose. In many cases, students benefit from following the standard public health publication structure of Introduction-Methods-Results-Discussion. However, if your data analysis lends itself to another format, we encourage you to try. It can be very helpful to find a published paper whose structure you like and model yours after that.

Attach appendices to your paper. These should include instrument(s) you used to collect the data (e.g. in-depth interview guide) and your Atlas.ti code book.

We will provide additional information and instruction as the course progresses.