Education Resource Center: Tips for Collecting High-Quality Qualitative Data


This 2-hour interactive workshop "Tips for Collecting High-Quality Qualitative Data" is based on a unique qualitative research support service offered by the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) core group called Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) and provided by Dr. Rachel Ceasar. Workshop facilitators, including Dr. Ceasar, offer tips for optimizing data collection methods. Participants will work with colleagues in breakout groups to provide feedback on an interview guide and create their own interview guide.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Develop an interview guide based on research objectives using an ethnographic framework.
  • Identify common rookie mistakes and pitfalls when setting up and conducting interviews.
  • Describe good practices and workflows for conducting qualitative research.



NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.