Qualitative research and interviewing: conducting research via a qualitative interview design
Presenter: Katja Wehrle
Organisation represented: Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
The main learning objectives of this workshop are to:
- receive insights into the purpose and foundations of qualitative research
- identify the benefits and challenges attached to conducting qualitative research
- understand important considerations when designing a qualitative research project
- obtain a practical guide to conducting qualitative interviews and/or reviewing qualitative research, also for those more familiar with quantitative methods
- attain resources for further reading and training
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is designed for researchers at any stage of their careers who seek to understand the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of qualitative research and the ‘how’ of interviewing, including a practical guide to get started. The content will also be relevant to those who are involved in reviewing qualitative work.
The interest in qualitative research has increased in the field of Work and Organizational Psychology and its use has become more prominent. Conducting and/or reviewing empirical qualitative work requires an understanding of the purpose and foundations of qualitative research as well as of the considerations that underlie qualitative research designs and their application.
This workshop will focus on qualitative interviews as a common method adopted in qualitative research – one that is often combined with other elements of qualitative and quantitative research approaches. The workshop will offer participants guidelines for conducting and assessing research adopting a qualitative interview design, and it will provide participants with resources and references to support them in planning and implementing qualitative studies. Links will be made to theory and research on the use of qualitative research as well as to exemplary articles in the field.
The workshop will mix presentations with group activities and exercises in pairs. Participants will receive the opportunity to consider and reflect on their own research ideas.