QRSI 2015

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to gain both theoretical and practical understanding of qualitative inquiry. Join us for five days of qualitative research professional development courses and networking opportunities.

Continuing our tradition of integrating foundation courses with new topical courses, ResearchTalk and the Odum Institute are proud to feature:

11 new courses



2 Day Courses 7/27-28
$ 50 savings per course

1 Day Courses 7/29
$ 25 savings per course

2 Day Courses 7/30-7/31
$ 50 savings per course

Discount(s) Applied at Registration
Monday-Tuesday July 27-28, 2015
TWO-DAY COURSES (9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
NEW! Core Principles of Mixed Methods Analysis Kevin Swartout
Crafting Phenomenological Research: How Phenomena Can Take Shape in Various Contexts Mark Vagle
Fundamentals of Qualitative Research  Johnny Saldaña
NEW! Implementation Research: Using Qualitative Research Methods to Improve Policy and Practice
Alison Hamilton
NEW! Making Claims and Building Theory in Qualitative Inquiry New QRSI Scholar – Sarah Tracy
Progressing with Grounded Theory Kathy Charmaz
*Participants can choose one of the courses listed in this section
Wednesday July 29, 2015
ONE-DAY COURSES (9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
NEW! 8 Criteria for Creating Quality in Qualitative Research
New QRSI Scholar – Sarah Tracy
NEW! Because it was Qualitative: How to Build Unapologetic Arguments for the Strength of Our Work Tony Adams, Alison Hamilton and Ray Maietta
Building a Codebook and Writing Memos Paul Mihas
NEW! Creating Credible, Vivid, and Persuasive Qualitative Stories: Research as Performance Johnny Saldaña
NEW! Learning from Lived Experience: How We Can Study the World as It Is Lived
Mark Vagle
Publishing Qualitative Research New QRSI Scholar – George Noblit
*Participants can choose one of the courses listed in this section
Thursday-Friday July 30-31, 2015
TWO-DAY COURSES (Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Coding and Analyzing Qualitative Data Johnny Saldaña
NEW! Doing Qualitative Research Online Tony Adams and Kevin Swartout
NEW! Engaging Intensive Interviews Kathy Charmaz
NEW! Engaging Theory in Qualitative Analysis and Interpretation New QRSI Scholar – George Noblit
NEW! Mixed Methods: Bridging Qualitative and Quantitative Methods and  Results
Alison Hamilton
Writing Effective Qualitative and Mixed Methods Proposals Margarete Sandelowski
*Participants can choose one of the courses listed in this section


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Monday, July 27, 2015 through Thursday, July 30, 2015

  • 9:30 am – classes begin
  • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch
  • 4:00 pm – classes end

Friday, July 31, 2015

  • 9:00 am – classes begin
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Lunch
  • 3:00 pm – classes end

Coffee and tea served at a morning break each day.

Coffee, tea and a snack served at an afternoon break each day.




There are two ways to register:

  • Click here to register online.
  • Click hereto download registration form. Completed forms and payment should be sent to ResearchTalk via email, fax or conventional mail.
  • All payments should be made to “ResearchTalk”


Early Registration

Registration and Payment Received By April 17, 2015.

  • $250.00 per One-Day Course
  • $500.00 per Two-Day Course

Standard Registration

Registration and Payment Received By June 25, 2015

  • $305.00 per One-Day Course
  • $610.00 per Two-Day Course

Registration Notes

  • All payments must be made to “ResearchTalk”
  • Early Registration Pricing:
    • To obtain early registration pricing, full payment, or payment guarantee via organization PO (purchase order), must be received by April 17, 2015.
    • If you register before April 17, 2015 and do not pay by April 17, 2015, you will be invoiced at standard registration rates on April 18, 2015.
  • Your seat is not officially held until payment is received in full.
    • If full payment is not received by July 26, 2015 (the day before courses begin), your registration will be canceled and you will not be able to attend courses.

  • Event Venue:

211 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
(919) 933-2001

  • Primary Hotel for Sleeping Rooms: The Carolina Inn

QRSI group rate: $ 164.00 per night, plus tax (Group Booking Code: 454447).  Reserve hotel rooms before June 26, 2015.
Hotel Address:
211 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
Phone: (919) 933-2001 or 1-800-962-8519
Email: reservations@carolinainn.com

  • Secondary Hotel for Sleeping Rooms: Aloft Chapel Hill

QRSI group rate: $ 134.00 per night, plus tax (Group Booking Code: Qual Research Summer Intensive).  Reserve hotel rooms before July 10, 2015.
Hotel Address:
1001 South Hamilton Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Phone: (919) 932-7772 or 1-866-716-8143

*The Aloft hotel is 1.9 miles from the event venue, the Carolina Inn. The Aloft offers a shuttle to Carolina Inn.  Please allow adequate time for transport. You must pre-schedule the shuttle.