Online Program

Considerations in choosing to use qualitative software

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Ilana Ron Levey, MSc, International Health Division, Abt Associates Inc., Bethesda, MD
Ms. Ron will provide a brief overview of the evolution of qualitative research and how software can help with increasing volume of data and with analyzing data collected through social media. She will discuss ways of increasing the reliability and validity of qualitative data, and the role of software can play in this endeavor. She will discuss considerations in deciding whether or not to utilize software to organize and analyze qualitative data.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe the pros and cons of using qualitative data analysis software (including reliability and validity)

Keyword(s): Research

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an Associate in the International Health Division of Abt Associates and serve as the Co-Director of the Qualitative Methods Center. At Abt,I lead numerous qualitative and mixed methods studies that examine health-seeking behavior and attitudes of clients and health providers in the developing world. I specialize in training developing world counterparts to lead qualitative data collection efforts. I helped develop the current session curriculum and have presented it previously.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.