Qualitative methodology offers evaluators opportunities to get involved with and understand data that other methods cannot (Bradbury-Jones, Taylor, & Herber, 2014). Within the field of evaluation, very few evaluators are cognizant of the different types of qualitative methodologies employed, and as such, there is a lack of utilization of qualitative methods to conduct stronger and more knowledgeable evaluations (Ambert, Adler, Adler, & Detzner, 1995).
The purpose of this skill-building workshop is to give an overview of various qualitative coding methods employed within the field of evaluation for researchers new to this type of methodology. In this workshop we will review best practices and demonstrate how to code qualitative data using qualitative techniques and strategies for how to identify codes and themes.
This workshop was presented at the 2016 AEA Annual Conference.#QualitativeMethods #2016Conference