Required Readings

Attendees should complete these readings prior to the workshop. Print copies of the papers by Krueger (2002) and Turner (2010) can be picked up in the SAM Lab.

  1. Krueger, R. (2002). Designing and conducting focus group interviews.

  2. Lives & Legacies: A guide to qualitative interviewing (specific pages below)
    Characteristics of Good Interviews:
    The Complexity of Rich Data:
    Phrasing Questions and Other Interview Techniques:

  3. Turner, D. W. (2010). Qualitative Interview Design: A Practical Guide for Novice Investigators. The Qualitative Report15(3), 754-760. Retrieved from

Additional Resources (optional)

Workshop host, Heidi Rishel Brakey, recommends the following as additional resources for conducting qualitative and mixed-methods research:

Bazeley, P. (2009). Analysing Qualitative Data: More Than 'Identifying Themes'.'Identifying-Bazeley/a9a4dad74ebb3057475482b3382c3e2b5640286f

Bradley, E. H., Curry, L. A., & Devers, K. J. (2007), Qualitative Data Analysis for Health Services Research: Developing Taxonomy, Themes, and Theory. Health Services Research, 42: 1758-1772. doi:10.1111/j.1475-6773.2006.00684.x

Grudens-Schuck, N., Allen, B. L., Larson, K. (2004). Methodology Brief: Focus Group Fundamentals. Extension Community and Economic Development Publications, 12.

Ivanoff, S. D. & Hultberg, J. (2006). Understanding the multiple realities of everyday life: basic assumptions in focus-group methodology. Scandinavian journal of occupational therapy, 13 2, 125-32.

Morse, J. M. (2015). Critical Analysis of Strategies for Determining Rigor in Qualitative Inquiry. Qualitative Health Research, 25(9), 1212–1222.

Morse, J. M. (2000). Determining Sample Size. Qualitative Health Research, 10(1), 3–5.

Rabiee, F. (2004). Focus-group interview and data analysis. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 63(4), 655-660.

 Thomas, D. R. (2003). A general inductive approach for qualitative data analysis.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research: Recorded workshops and online lecture series:

The Qualitative Report: “A peer-reviewed, on-line monthly journal devoted to writing and discussion of and about qualitative, critical, action, and collaborative inquiry and research.”

QualPage: Collection of resources for qualitative researchers:

Online QDA: “Online QDA is a set of learning materials which address common issues of undertaking qualitative data analysis (QDA) and beginning to use Computer Assisted Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CAQDAS) packages.”

Lives & Legacies: A guide to qualitative interviewing:

University of Alberta International Institute for Qualitative Methodology: “Offers a wide variety of training and networking opportunities through our annual conferences, courses, workshops, and programs” (includes live and recorded webinars):