This short and focussed course enables early-career researchers to use qualitative research methods to explore key questions on the Urban. Delivered by an expert in the subject, this course will include case studies, discussions and activities that will enable participants to understand various stages in the qualitative research process, exploring the following high-level questions:
Why is qualitative research important in understanding different aspects of the Urban?
What kind of research questions best lend themselves to different qualitative research methods?
What are the various methods and practices in data collection and data analysis in qualitative research?
What are the ethical challenges in conducting qualitative research?
What are the practical challenges in data collection and data interpretation in qualitative research?
Who this is for:
This course will enable participants to:
Divya’s research interests include informal work, social protection, gender and urban health. Drawing from her experience of using a wide range of qualitative methods in research, Divya has been teaching qualitative methods both as a foundation-level course and as an advanced course in the IIHS Urban Fellows Programme. She has also taught qualitative methods as visiting faculty to master’s and doctoral students at Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), and was part of the IIHS faculty team that conducted a methods training workshop for participants at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy (AIGGPA), Bhopal. Divya is a PhD in Social Work from Washington University, St. Louis, and has a master’s in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
|Friday, 28 July 2023|
|02:00 pm – 03:30 pm||Introduction to Qualitative Research|
|04:00 pm – 05:30 pm||Ethics, Reflexivity and Positionality in Research|
|Saturday, 29 July 2023|
|09:30 am – 11:00 am||Observation and Writing Field Notes (Part 1)|
|11:30 am – 01:00 pm||Observation and Writing Field Notes (Part 2)|
|02:00 pm – 03:30 pm||Interviews (Part 1)|
|04:00 pm – 05:30 pm||Interviews (Part 2)|
|Friday, 4 August 2023|
|02:00 pm – 03:30 pm||Focus Group Discussions and Activities (Part 1)|
|04:00 pm – 05:30 pm||Focus Group Discussions and Activities (Part 2)|
|Saturday, 5 August 2023|
|09:30 am – 11:00 am||Data Transcription and Coding (Part 1)|
|11:30 am – 01:00 pm||Data Transcription and Coding (Part 2)|
|02:00 pm – 03:30 pm||Data Analysis (Part 1)|
|04:00 pm – 05:30 pm||Data Analysis (Part 2)|