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Training workshops

Objectives

It is an introductory course on the MAXQDA software and also the essential programme concepts will be acquired within the course (during the same, the basic notions of the program will be acquired). Through the analysis of the discourse obtained in-depth interviews, the keys to generate hypotheses and elaborate typologies after organizing the qualitative material, will also be offered.

Methodology

The course considers the application of software in two key aspects of qualitative analysis:

The first is based on the analysis of a social research entitled "Food and poverty", which has been developed by researchers from the University of Oviedo. In this first approach, research questions are posed and analyzed with the MAXQDA software to generate hypotheses.

The second orientation is aimed at the development of typologies, which is common in qualitative studies.

Course Contents

  • 1. Introduction to a qualitative social research project: objectives, hypotheses, criteria used to select the sample and interview protocol.
  • 2. Basic operation procedure of software program:
    • 2.1 Transcripts of interviews and audios
    • 2.2 Organization of interviews
    • 2.3 Use of software´s windows and tabs
  • 3. MAXQDA Basic Notions
    • 3.1. Creating variables
    • 3.2. Developing codes
    • 3.3. Interviews Codification
    • 3.4. Memos Creation and use
    • 3.5. Analysis of coded segments
  • 4. Graphs and figures to generate hypotheses and lines of work
    • 4.1 Code matrix browser
    • 4.2 Code Relations Browser

Teaching Staff

Sandra Sánchez-Sánchez

Post-doctoral researcher in the Food and Eating Sociology Research Group at the University of Oviedo.

Sonia Otero Estévez

Predoctoral Researcher in the Food and Eating Sociology Research Group at the University of Oviedo.

Participants Profile and Requirements

The course is aimed at university students (Bachelor, Master, PHD), social science professionals interested as well as other qualified professionals such as health professionals. No previous knowledge required, but better results and benefits would be achieved by those who previously worked in qualitative research.

Objectives

Objective: to introduce the participants how to handle and process data using SPSS. The course is an approach based on database management and exploratory/descriptive analysis of data.

Methodology

The purpose of the course is to acquire basic knowledge of the SPSS computer program. The Methodology is based on practical exercises whereby will be developed in parallel with explanation of the contents.

European Survey of Health in Spain (2014) will be used. This document has been downloaded from National Statistical Institute. Data on the state of health of people and food will mainly be used. Own data-bases can also be used.

Course Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Course Presentation
    • 1.2 Importance and use of the SPSS syntax (be used over the entire course)
  • 2. Databases
    • 2.1 Creation of databases
    • 2.2 Database import into Excel, Text File…
  • 3. Database management
    • 3.1 Defining Variables Creating a Codebook
    • 3.2 Combine files: transpose, add variables, add cases
    • 3.3 Weighting a dataset
  • 4. Descriptive analysis
    • 4.1 Descriptive statistics and contingency tables (independent test, measures of association)
    • 4.2 Outliers analysis
    • 4.3 Graph analysis

Teaching Staff

Aroa Tejero Pérez

Post-doctoral researcher in the Sociology Department (University of Oviedo).

Sigita Doblyte

Predoctoral Researcher in the Sociology Department (University of Oviedo).

Participants Profile and Requirements

The course is targeted for university students (Bacherlor, Master, PHD), social science professionals interested as well as other qualified professionals as health professionals. Basic knowledge in Descriptive Statistics is recommended.