Qualitative Analysis 2014


Margarete Sandelowski, PhD, RN, FAAN
Cary C. Boshamer Professor

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
5011 Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Tel: 919.966.4298; FAX: 919.843.9969

This is a foundational course focused on general principles of, and generic techniques for, qualitative analysis. Emphasis is placed on approaches most relevant to the health sciences and other practice disciplines.
This course includes content formerly offered in Qualitative Analysis 1 and Qualitative Analysis 2; those who have not taken either QA1 or QA2 will find this combined course useful.


At the end of this 4-day program that includes didactic and interactive sessions, participants will be able to:

  1. Differentiate among data preparation, management, analysis, and interpretation

  2. Differentiate analyses treating text as object of analysis v. as index of experience

  3. Differentiate between case-oriented and variable-oriented analyses

  4. Describe generic technical approaches to analysis (e.g., coding, counting, quoting, visually displaying)

  5. Describe the defining features of qualitative content/thematic analysis, grounded theorizing, and narrative/discourse analysis

  6. Describe issues surrounding secondary analysis of qualitative data

  7. Describe templates or logics for writing up reports of studies

Participants will also have the opportunity to present their work for discussion.

24 direct contact hours + 10 hours homework
Lecture, seminar, group work

ANCC Contact Hours:  34

2013 Qualitative Analysis participant comments

“Dr. Sandelowski is a wonderful educator. Her explanations were very clear and she made complex topics understandable. The various activities (small group work, lecture, discussion, etc.) were wonderful.”

“I liked the teaching format with engaged learning activities. Participants were very actively involved with their own learning.”

“This course clears the confusion about what is great research, whether it is qualitative or quantitative.” 

Additional Information

The course will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Carrboro.  We are holding a block of rooms at a discounted rate. Free parking and breakfast is included in the rate.

On June 2, 2014, registration will begin at 8:00am. The Institute will begin each day promptly at 8:30am and run until 4:00pm each day.

To ensure your comfort in the conference room, please bring a sweater or jacket to accommodate temperature variations

Accreditation Statement
The School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The Center for Lifelong Learning reserves the right to make changes to a program's content or speakers, as well as cancel programs due to low enrollment or in case of emergency conditions, such as inclement weather.

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