Applied Qualitative Thematic Analysis

Population Health Sciences Summer Institute

event sponsored by

Population Health Sciences &

School of Medicine (SOM), School of Nursing (SON), and Social Science Research Institute (SSRI)


Duke Population Health Sciences Summer Institute


Brian Perry, MPH, SR. Research Program Leader

During this workshop, participants will be introduced to applied strategies for developing deductive and inductive codebooks; applying codes to text; identifying themes; and ensuring rigor throughout the process of reading, categorizing, and interpreting qualitative data. Rapid analysis methods and strategies for maintaining rigor during this process will also be discussed. This workshop includes an introduction to NVivo, a qualitative data analysis program for organizing and displaying data. Workshop Outcomes: This workshop will focus on qualitative data analysis. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: -Describe the general steps in using applied thematic data analysis to analyze qualitative data -Apply concepts related to coding and identifying themes in qualitative data -Understand how the analysis approach should be fit-for-purpose based on the objectives of the study and intent of the data -Use NVivo to code and display data -Explain the benefits and limitations of using computer software to assist in qualitative data analysis Recommended Audience: For students and social scientists carrying out qualitative research involving text-based and/or transcribed interview and focus group data using semi-structured data collection tools. Class Size: 25 regular slots/ 20 student slots


Social Sciences, Workshop/Short Course, and Research