Online Program

Comparing manual and electronic qualitative data coding processes

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

Lisa J. LeRoy, PhD, MBA, U.S. Health Division, Public Health and Epidemiology, Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA
Attendees will participate in a brief, informal (fun) manual coding exercise and then discuss how and why they coded the data in various ways. The group will them discuss coding challenges. Dr. LeRoy will facilitate a discussion on how the same data could be coded using software and options that software makes available, for example, testing inter-rater reliability, splitting and merging codes, documenting coding decisions and processes, incorporating visual images and audio recordings, and linking qualitative and quanitative data.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate how, when, and why qualitative data analysis software can strengthen a study

Keyword(s): Research

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Principal Associate in the Public Health Practice of Abt Associates and serve as co-Director of the Qualitative Methods Center, responsible for staff training and quality assurance for qualitative research projects. I have directed numerous research studies and program evaluations that utilize qualitative research software for analysis and reporting. I led the development of the session and have delivered it both at the AEA Summer Evaluation Institute and internally at Abt Associates.
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.