This is an ISSR course and places are highly limited as Graduate School is paying the fee. If you are unable to attend, please de-register (or email graduateschool@uq.edu.au if you are unable to do so). An unexplained absence could result in all your future ISSR registrations becoming Waitlisted.

This course is intended for HDR students looking for a brief introduction to analysing qualitative data (for students new to qualitative data, we recommend taking the Collecting qualitative data course first). 

We will introduce analytical strategies, how to develop coding frameworks, ways to use CAQDAS (computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software) and how to interpret, write up and present results. Examples from the literature will be used in the course, and participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences as well. 

The course is tailored to cover examples and research options from the social and behavioural sciences.

About Research design

Your research degree requires the ability to apply "analytical and critical thinking skills to generate new knowledge, investigate problems and develop inventive solutions" (UQ HDR Graduate Attributes, 2017). This starts with determining the design of the research study through understanding and justifying the chosen methodologies and analytical methods. Building these skills during your research degree will equip you with the knowledge to apply them in a wide variety of contexts during your career.

The Graduate School has a range of sessions covering research methodolgy and methods delivered by esteemed providers such as ISSR.

Useful links

  1. National University of Singapore Quantitative and Qualitative Research for Beginners
  2. University of Endinburgh Introduction to Social Research Methods
  3. Ural Federal University Scientific Methods and Research
  4. MIT's Qualitative Research Methods: Data coding and analysis
  5. UQ's Introduction to Psychological Research Methods