Online CIRTL Workshop - Qualitative Research Primer: Using Narrative Data in Your Teaching-as-Research Project

Repeats every 2 weeks every Tuesday 2 times.
October 10, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
October 24, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Where: Online at
Competencies: Teaching
Contact Name: Colleen McLinn, CU-CIRTL Director
Contact email:


This workshop is designed for participants from quantitative research backgrounds who are working on a Teaching-as-Research project (in the planning, implementation, or analysis phase), who have collected or have plans to collect narrative data, and are unsure how to go about analyzing such data. This workshop will provide a brief overview of qualitative research methods, elucidate the differences between quantitative and qualitative research, and introduce the iterative process of coding narrative data. Participants will work on coding narrative data individually and in teams, and formulate a plan for using what they have learned in their Teaching-as-Research project.

After completing both sessions of this workshop, learners will have the skills and abilities to:

  • Describe qualitative approaches to research and how they differ from quantitative approaches
  • Identify and articulate research contexts in which qualitative approaches are appropriate and well-suited
  • Identify and describe data collection methods in qualitative research designs
  • Conduct preliminary coding of narrative data
  • Formulate and articulate preliminary results based on initial coding

This workshop has two online sessions, and participants are required to attend both. Sessions are Tuesday October 10 and 24, at 4:30-6:30PM ET. Registration is open September 18-October 2. Learn more.

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