Interested in other qualitative research professional development courses? Visit ResearchTalk’s upcoming events page.

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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:

    • 10 new classes
    • We are proud to welcome 4 new qualitative scholars to our team
      • Arthur Bochner
      • Sherick Hughes
      • George Kamberelis
      • Mario Small


 Monday-Tuesday July 24-25, 2017
TWO-DAY COURSES (9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Coding and Analyzing Qualitative Data Johnny Saldaña
New! Focus Groups:  Tools for Inquiry, Pedagogy, and Social Advocacy/Activism New QRSI Scholar George Kamberelis
Foundational Principles of and Approaches to Mixed Methods Research Margarete Sandelowski
New! Introduction to Qualitative Research: From Principles to Practice Alison Hamilton
New! Oral History: Purpose, Praxis and Possibility New QRSI Scholar Sherick Hughes
New! Qualitative Teamwork Kevin Swartout
*Participants can choose one of the courses listed in this section
Wednesday July 26, 2017
ONE-DAY COURSES (9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Building a Codebook and Writing Memos Paul Mihas
New! Compassionate Interviewing Carolyn Ellis
Doing Qualitative Research Online Kevin Swartout
Rapid Turn-around Qualitative Research Alison Hamilton and Ray Maietta
New! Synthesizing Qualitative Data
Johnny Saldaña
New! Writing Stories: Researcher as Storyteller New QRSI Scholar Arthur Bochner
*Participants can choose one of the courses listed in this section
Thursday-Friday July 27-28, 2017
TWO-DAY COURSES (Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
New! Doing Qualitative Research in the Big Data Era New QRSI Scholar Mario Small
New! Evocative Autoethnography: Writing Lives and Telling Stories Carolyn Ellis and Arthur Bochner
Implementation Research: Using Qualitative Research Methods to Improve Policy and Practice
Alison Hamilton
New! Qualitative Research: Analyzing Life  Johnny Saldaña
‘Sort and Sift, Think and Shift’: Learning to Let the Data Guide Your Analysis Ray Maietta
Writing Effective Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Proposals Margarete Sandelowski
*Participants can choose one of the courses listed in this section


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Monday, July 24, 2017 through Thursday, July 27, 2017

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

Friday, July 28, 2017

  • 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 here to download registration form. Completed forms and payment should be sent to ResearchTalk via email, fax or conventional mail.


Early Registration

Registration and Payment Received By April 17, 2017.

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

Standard Registration

Registration and Payment Received By June 26, 2017

  • $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, 2017.
    • If you register before April 17, 2017 and do not pay by April 17, 2017, you will be invoiced at standard registration rates on April 18, 2017.
  • Your seat is not officially held until payment is received in full.
    • If full payment is not received by July 23, 2017 (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

  • Travel Info:

Closest airport: Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) – www.rdu.com
Transportation and parking overview (click)

  • Primary Hotel for Sleeping Rooms: The Carolina Inn

Reserve hotel rooms before June 23, 2017.

211 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
Phone: (919) 933-2001 or 1-800-962-8519

Email: reservations@carolinainn.com
Group Booking Code: 503764
Click for Online Reservations

Group rate is $ 164.00 per night, plus tax.

  • Secondary Hotel for Sleeping Rooms: Hampton Inn and Suites Chapel Hill/Carrboro (~1 mile from Carolina Inn; scheduled transportation to and from the secondary hotel will be provided for you)

Reserve hotel rooms before June 23, 2017.

370 E Main St #100
Carrboro, NC 27510
Phone: (919) 969-6988

Group Booking Code: QRS
Click for Online Reservations

The QRSI group rate is $ 139.00 per night, plus tax.