Qualitative Methods Workshop
Qualitative Methods Workshop

Next workshop will be in 2014.

An intensive 3-day experiential workshop in qualitative research methods for studying organizations

For Faculty and Doctoral Students

Qualitative research methods bring us closer to the organizations we study. Using these methods, scholars can develop rich, relevant and more interesting contributions to organizational theory.
This workshop provides hands-on practice in qualitative techniques through a short field-based project, in which participants will collect data at a local organization.  Participants will come away not only knowing how to do data collection and analysis, but with a community of colleagues to support you in doing qualitative research.

Learn how to:

  • Collect qualitative data through interviews, participant and non-participant observation, archival and other artifacts.
  • Take field notes and prepare memos.
  • Develop grounded theory using systematic data analysis procedures.
  • Frame your data to make theoretical contributions to the literature.
  • Be an active and engaged qualitative researcher.

Workshop Format:

Day 1  
AM Introduction, research design and data collection
PM Into the field:  observation and interviewing on site
Day 2  
AM Insights: how to analyze your data
PM Group analysis and development of categories from data
Day 3  
AM: Presenting qualitative research
PM: Group presentations and wrap up






  • Basic cost is $1500. 
  • Doctoral students receive a discounted rate of $900.

To Apply

Next workshop will be Summer 2014.

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Lodging and Travel

The Workshop will begin at dinner on Monday, July 16 and conclude at 5:00 pm on Thursday, July 19.

  • Participants will need to arrive on Monday, July 16.
  • Participants are expected to arrange and bear the cost of their own travel.
  • The nearest airport to campus is Sacramento International Airport. 
  • We will arrange a room block at a nearby hotel (anticipated cost in the range of $129 a night). 
  • More details will be given once participants are accepted.

About our Faculty

Ranked #1 by the Financial Times, the Organizations group at UC Davis is renowned for its concentration of qualitative scholars.  For the last decade, we have held the annual Davis Conference on Qualitative Research on campus. 

Papers receiving the Best Paper Award from past conferences have been published in Qualitative Organizations Research, Volumes 1 and 2.  

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