Moving from the research question to data collection and analysis in qualitative research
In this webinar, Dr. Dharma Cortés will provide practical tips and concepts related to implementing qualitative research to reduce health and healthcare disparities. Dr. Benjamin Cook will help to facilitate the webinar and moderate questions from the audience. Qualitative research has helped researchers to capture valuable information related to the values and perceptions of health and health care among racial/ethnic minority groups, provide insight into the impact of public health policies and interventions designed to reduce health and healthcare disparities, and can generate novel hypotheses and research questions. In order to fund and publish this work, researchers need to be planful in designing their research methods, and provide the appropriate level of detail when describing their research process, and the tools used to collect and analyze data.
Building off of the previous webinar that provided an overview of qualitative methods, this webinar goes into greater detail regarding the steps involved in conducting qualitative research. In particular, Dr. Cortés will provide advice and field questions related to deciding on the appropriate method of data collection (e.g., semi-structured interviews, ethnography, focus groups), recruiting participants, developing interview and focus group guides, administering interviews and focus groups, and analyzing the data. She will draw from her rich experience conducting community-based research with Latinos in the U.S., focusing on acculturation, health, mental health, and access to healthcare.