Qualitative Writing

Courses offered exclusively in online format


When and how do I start writing for my qualitative projects?

How do I integrate data into my qualitative writing?

How do I write a methods section?

Where do I publish or present my qualitative work?

Event Details

Join us at ResearchTalk’s Qualitative Writing Camp, November 13-16, 2023.

Our Qualitative Writing Camp focuses on four core questions:

  1. When do I start writing for my qualitative projects?
  2. How do I integrate data into my qualitative writing?
  3. How do I write a methods section?
  4. Where do I publish or present my qualitative work?

Responses to these questions introduce strategies to help you compose authentic, impactful and relevant data-based articles, chapters, reports and presentations. Our team of qualitative inquiry mentors will introduce you to writing practices and tips to use through the entire research lifecycle of your projects.

“Writing” can and should start early in your work on a new project. We encourage you to begin memoing and diagramming to contemplate emerging ideas early in each project. Writing threads through your entire project, especially during data analysis—writing and analysis are intertwined activities rather than sequenced tasks.

Project data directs writing. ReseachTalk’s Sort and Sift, Think and Shift data analysis approach includes data engagement exercises that will help you identify themes that guide your written work and help you outline content and choose poignant data examples that demonstrate the authenticity of your qualitative work.

When you begin using these techniques, you write throughout a project rather than waiting for your ‘write-up period’ to begin. This process helps avoid writer’s block and reduces anxiety. Similarly, selecting and writing to an audience must happen as you begin to envision your written content.

If you feel alienated from your writing, ResearchTalk’s Qualitative Writing Camp will help you reconnect to your work by writing early and often.

Event Highlights

  • 3.5 days to dedicate to your writing project(s), approach and style
  • Ideal opportunity for individual researchers and research teams to learn about qualitative writing and make progress on their projects
  • Three mentors, with over 70 years’ combined experience in qualitative inquiry, teaching data-driven techniques that are integrated throughout the life of a qualitative project: The ResearchTalk Team
    • Alison Hamilton
    • Ray Maietta
    • Kristin Black
  • Low student/teacher ratios

Engage with Your Qualitative Material

Participants should come to the camp with something to write about. Options, in priority order, include:

  1. A draft of a current article, chapter or report
  2. A dataset to think and write about
  3. If neither #1 or 2 are available, an older report, article, book chapter to revisit

Daily Schedule

  • 10:30 am – 5:00 pm Eastern

  • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Eastern

Registration and Pricing

Standard Registration

  • Standard registration ends October 30, 2023
  • Standard registration fee is $1,200.00

Registration Notes

  • All payments must be made to “ResearchTalk”.
  • Seats for courses are not officially held until payment is received in full.
  • By November 6, 2023, if full payment or payment commitment is not received or if you have not replied to our email requests, your registration will be canceled and you will not be able to attend courses.
  • 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