Free Course on Qualitative Data Analysis at Columbia University

March 16, 2016


Free Short Course: Qualitative Data Analysis with Prof. Denise Milstein 


  • Wednesday, March 30, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm AND
  • Thursday, March 31, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

LOCATION: International Affairs building, Room 270B

This course will train participants in using qualitative data and qualitative analysis in their research projects. The course will guide participants through each step in a research project: formulating questions, composing a research plan, conducting fieldwork, choosing an analytic approach, presenting results and integrating software skills into the process. Participants will learn to plan and carry out research with the assistance of qualitative data analysis (QDA) software. After discussing the utility of qualitative research and related data collection and analysis strategies, the seminar will introduce Atlas.ti as one software tool for analyzing data and theorizing on the basis of that analysis. Although we will use Atlas.ti, the skills learned in hands-on exercises will be applicable to other QDA software and to multi-method approaches. Discussion in the second half of the course will build around participants’ specific research projects, including discussion and problem-solving for particular questions.

Please note that each student must bring a laptop computer to the classroom. The computer should have enough battery life for each session.

Deadline is Wednesday, March 23, 2016