Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis
Duration 1 day
Team Bristol Doctoral College
Creating an analytical strategy for examining your dataset is the first step to managing your qualitative research data. This workshop provides a high-level overview of the principles and practices of undertaking qualitative data analysis (text, graphic, audio and video). We examine qualitative methodologies, data collection strategies, and analytic strategies to understand how these interrelated activities are undertaken as a project progresses.

Prior to the workshop, you will be asked to examine qualitative data and come prepared to discuss the material.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the importance of developing an analytical strategy with clear research questions
  • Develop your plan for a data collection strategy
  • Identify which analytical technique and software will suit your dataset
  • Understand how to deploy your analysis to support your argument
For / Special Requirements For postgraduate researchers at the start of their research degree.

Please note, by registering for this workshop you are agreeing to participate fully in the activities for the full duration of the workshop. 

Further information Related workshops

  • Creating a Data Management Plan
  • Research Data Bootcamp Online Tutorial
  • Introduction to Quantitative Data Analysis

Spaces for this session are limited.

Cancellation notice: Please let us know as soon as possible if you are no longer able to attend so that your place can be allocated to another student. Your faculty may incur a charge of £50, to cover the cost of your place, should you fail to attend on the day or cancel any latter than 3 full working days before the course. You may also be restricted from future bookings.

If you are unable to attend the course due to unexpected emergencies (i.e., sickness, caring responsibilities, etc.) please notify us by email ( as soon as possible on the day of the course, if not before. 

Please note this training room does not have a hearing loop for hearing aid users. If you wish to attend this session please contact the Bristol Doctoral College.

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