Instructor: Delwyn Goodrick (The Evaluators Institute (TEI))

Time: 12/04/2017 – 13/04/2017

Description: Qualitative inquiries use in-depth interviews, focus groups, observational methods, document analysis, and case studies to provide rich descriptions of people, programs, and community processes. This course covered the basics of qualitative evaluation, including design, case selection (purposeful sampling), data collection techniques, and beginning analysis. The instructor paid special attention to building the basics of coding, interpretive analytic strategies (IAS), and realist analytic strategies. Practical exercises were designed to foster Fellows’ thinking on combining qualitative and quantitative data and generate valid/trustworthy claims from qualitative data analysis. Some of the qualitative analysis types introduced during the course include: constant comparative methods, analytic induction, content analysis, qualitative content analysis, thematic analysis, process tracing, pattern matching, qualitative comparative analysis, discourse analysis, warranted assertability analysis, conversation analysis, matrix displays, and the like.