Qualitative Coding: Getting Inside the Mind of a Qualitative Researcher

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GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Ross Hall 104 (Bring GW ID)


Qualitative Coding: Getting Inside the Mind of a Qualitative Researcher

In this workshop, led by Dr. Abigail Konopasky, Ph.D., participants will have an opportunity to work with an experienced qualitative researcher to learn how to think qualitatively through the interpretative process. In addition to a brief introduction to what qualitative coding is and what we hope to gain from it, participants will have a chance to practice different coding techniques on some sample data.

Session Objectives for Participants:

  • Describe what qualitative coding is and the purpose for doing it.
  • Examine the interpretative process from initial coding to composing findings.
  • Identify and practice several different approaches to qualitative coding.

Dr. Abigail Konopasky holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from George Mason University and a Ph.D. in Linguistics and Slavic Linguistics from Princeton University. She is the Director of Medical Education Research and Scholarship for the Geisel School of Medicine, where she uses her training in educational psychology, methodology, and language to help faculty members take scholarly approaches to medical education and build active research programs. She publishes qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research in medical education, with a research focus on equity and antiracism. She also serves on the editorial boards of Teaching and Learning in Medicine, Perspectives on Medical Education, and Advances in Health Sciences Education.

  • Earn 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by attending. 
  • This presentation is fully in-person.

Sponsored by the SMHS CFE Academy of Education Scholars.