MGH Research Institute

Qualitative Interviewing-Focus Groups and Individual Interviews

Division of Clinical Research
Jan. 14, 2019 @ 1 PM

Speaker: Christina Psaros, PhD

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research

*Please note- This course is only offered to MGH faculty and staff

Course Description

This one session course is designed to guide clinical researchers who are interested in learning qualitative interviewing skills for individual interviews as well as focus groups. Topics may include: probing, asking open ended versus closed ended questions, maintaining interview length and pace, managing challenging participant behaviors, and non-judgmentality. This course is appropriate for all research staff who may engage in qualitative interviewing, including clinical research coordinators.

Registration is required. Please contact tmorrison-rohlfs@partners.org with questions.

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The application period will be open until Jan. 14, 2019

Sessions

Jan. 14, 2019 1 PM – 2 PM
Simches 3.120, Floor 3, Simches Research Center

Other Offerings

Current or Future Offerings
Qualitative Interviewing-Focus Groups and Individual Interviews
Past Offerings
Qualitative Interviewing-Focus Groups and Individual Interviews June 14, 2018
Qualitative Interviewing-Focus Groups and Individual Interviews Dec. 13, 2017
Qualitative Interviewing-Focus Groups and Individual Interviews

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Anonymous: Excellent introductory course into interviewing. The instructor's enthusiasm and organization facilitated the transfer of a lot of information to the students in a short period of time. Her little nuggets of real-world experiences were very helpful. Am looking forward to the next class.
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Date Reviewed: June 14, 2018, 3:10 p.m.
Anonymous: Great intro to this topic. Minor suggestion: perhaps it would help to present specific examples (e.g. of do's and don'ts beyond just listing them). Certainly a good advertisement for one-on-one consultations with the Qualitative Research team at DCR!
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Date Reviewed: June 14, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Anonymous: I really appreciate that this series is being offered, as well as the enthusiasm of the instructor. I do wish there were a 2.0 for more experienced researchers to deepen their skills and learn from the experience of others in the room as well. It seemed like a lot of people in the room had more extensive experience already, so a course that takes this to the next level would be helpful. For this and other courses, perhaps state in the description when it is a basic introductory overview (or whatever level it is) to target to the appropriate audience.
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Date Reviewed: June 14, 2018, 12:36 p.m.
Anonymous: Well organized, great presenter, good info.
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Date Reviewed: June 14, 2018, 12:15 p.m.
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Date Reviewed: June 14, 2018, noon
Anonymous: Very organized and able to cover lots of information, in a clear manner, in a short period of time.
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Date Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
Anonymous: Very helpful tips for structuring qualitative interviews
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Date Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
Darnell B: A good course. Could have been a bit more case based/concrete and more specific. Didn't make it through all the slides/presentation because there were a lot of questions, which was good as it showed a pretty interactive session with regards to Q's. Perhaps consider slightly longer, less course content or part 1 & 2 sessions.
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Date Attended: Dec. 13, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
Date Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
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Date Attended: Dec. 13, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Date Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Anonymous: Really helpful course, and definitely makes me feel more comfortable in doing qualitative interviews. Wish there was more discussion around training and who is qualified to do these interviews. It seems anyone can, but that makes me a bit nervous.
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Date Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
Anonymous: I wish the presenter had discussed more how to get started with qualitative interviews and research, but was very knowledgeable about what she did present and the content was very valuable and helpful!
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Date Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2017, 2:31 p.m.
Devin Q: This instructor has great knowledge to impart based on the experience she has had conducting these interviews in the field.
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Date Attended: Dec. 13, 2017, 11:02 a.m.
Date Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
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Date Attended: Dec. 13, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
Date Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2017, 1:56 p.m.