Qualitative Data
Analysis Camp

Offered exclusively in online format


Are you feeling stuck as you analyze your qualitative data?

Would you like to learn a data-driven approach to qualitative analysis?

Do you want to learn analytic tools that will keep you more engaged in your qualitative work?

Event Details

Join us at ResearchTalk’s Qualitative Data Analysis Camp, April 17-20, 2023.

Our Qualitative Data Analysis Camp fosters data-based decision-making, reflection and strategizing about your analysis approach with guidance from the ResearchTalk mentor team.

Our camp participants appreciate the opportunity to give themselves “permission” to spend time with their data, away from their busy work and family lives, with coaching from our team of experts.

Camp participants report feeling re-energized by learning how to truly be directed by data content using the Sort and Sift, Think and Shift method.

Take advantage of the opportunity to interact with fellow qualitative researchers analyzing data across a variety of disciplines.

Event Highlights, Organization and Flow

Event Highlights

  • Four qualitative mentors with over 80 years combined experience in qualitative analysis:
    The ResearchTalk Team
    • Ray Maietta, Ph.D.
    • Alison Hamilton, Ph.D.
    • Kevin Swartout, Ph.D.
    • Kristin Black, Ph.D.
  • Gain expertise in ResearchTalk’s Sort and Sift, Think and Shift method, which will allow you to enhance your qualitative data analysis strategies while making progress on your analysis and analysis planning
  • Ideal setting for research teams and individual researchers
  • Low student-teacher ratios

Event Organization and Flow

  • Our mentors will co-teach the Sort and Sift, Think and Shift approach via open lecture/discussion format.
  • Day 1 begins with overview and introduction. As the camp progresses, we will enrich student understanding according to learning that emerges throughout the event.
  • The schedule will be structured to facilitate independent work periods when participants apply course content to their data.
  • The schedule is necessarily flexible as it will be built according to the skill level and priority needs of attendees.

Camp Contents: Overview of Sort and Sift, Think and Shift Approach

Sort and Sift, Think and Shift: A Multidimensional Approach to Qualitative Data Analysis

created by Ray Maietta, Alison Hamilton, Paul Mihas, Kevin Swartout and Jeff Petruzzelli

The Sort and Sift, Think and Shift qualitative data analysis approach, created by Ray Maietta and his consulting team at ResearchTalk Inc, is an iterative process in which analysts dive into data to understand its content, dimensions, and properties, and then step back to assess what they have learned to bridge findings with current conversations in the field. The approach is a data-driven process that is both flexible and fluid. Data content is directive as it helps researchers determine what to do when. The goal of the process is to arrive at an evidence-based meeting point that is a hybrid story of data content and researcher knowledge

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Daily Schedule

Monday April 17 – Wednesday April 19:

  • 10:30 am – 5:00 pm Eastern

Thursday April 20:

  • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Eastern

What to Expect Prior to the Camp

  • After registration you will receive a participant survey that asks for detail on your current work and the qualitative data you will use at the camp.
  • We will ask you to send project information for our review. Note that we assume confidentiality in this process. If you require, we will sign confidentiality agreements you provide.
  • We will send you a brief list of suggested analysis tasks to engage before the camp.

Data Use and Qualitative Software

Data Use

  • We strongly advise that you work with your own data. You will benefit from applying points of learning and advice directly to your own data.
  • At minimum, we advise that you have 3–5 qualitative data collection pieces available for you to engage with during the camp.
  • If you do not currently have an available dataset, ResearchTalk can provide data for you to work with during the camp.

Qualitative Software

  • During your independent work with your data at the camp, you are welcomed, but not required, to use qualitative software.
  • Note that we do not teach qualitative software at the camp.

Registration and Pricing

Standard Registration

  • Standard registration ends
  • Standard registration fee is $1,200.00
    • Your seat is not officially held until payment is received in full.

Registration Notes

  • All payments should be made to “ResearchTalk”
  • Seats for courses are not officially held until payment is received in full
  • If full payment is not received by April 10, 2023 and we have not heard from you by that date, your registration will be cancelled and you will not be able to attend the camp
  • Single day attendance is not accommodated
  • 10% Discount for Students – use Discount Code “RT-Student10”. Student discount cannot be combined with any other discount offers