Last chance! Fully remote workshop on digital research workflows: September 16

Creating Digital Workflows for Qualitative Research


Now more than ever, technological innovations combined with the ongoing global pandemic are shaping qualitative research methods and methodologies in complex ways.

Dr. Jessica Lester and Dr. Trena Paulus will be offering, for a final time, a fully remote version of this workshop through Indiana University on September 6, 2022 from 9:30 am-3:30 pm EDT.

Cover image of book
Cover of Doing Qualitative Research in a Digital World

This workshop is intended for faculty, staff and graduate students, as well as those working in applied social science research contexts.

The highly interactive sessions will offer participants both theoretical grounding and practical guidance for developing a personalized digital workflow for qualitative research that leverages technological innovations in meaningful and reflexive ways.

Participants will be guided in:

  • Critically evaluating and adopting digital tools and spaces in theoretically and methodologically grounded ways;
  • Transforming one key qualitative data collection method – interviewing – into a creative and accessible data collection method via engaging with digital tools and spaces;
  • Positioning qualitative data analysis software as a core component of a research workflow; and
  • Examining the ethical and political consequences of harnessing digital tools and spaces within a qualitative research design.

By the end of the day, participants will have generated their own digital workflow for qualitative research studies and considered key critical appraisal questions to guide future methodological decisions.

Workshop content is adapted from Paulus & Lester’s (2022) book, Doing Qualitative Research in the Digital World.

The day will include small break-out room discussions as well as whole-group mini-lectures and application activities. We will also include regular breaks and a 30-minute lunch break.


Reflections from previous participants:

Thank you to ⁦‪@NinaLester⁩ and ⁦‪@TrenaPaulus⁩ for providing a fantastic, well-structured and interactive full day workshop on conceptualizing and thinking through digital workflows when working with qualitative data. I know a ton more now than I did at 9:30am 😉 #digitalworkflows @MoniqueYoder, Michigan State University

“I attended the previous one of these and it’s really great – really thought-provoking and full of top tips – check it out #qualitative peeps..” Dr. Christina Silver of the CAQDAS Networking Project

“Thanks for a fabulous workshop! I was singing the praises of your workshop to a few colleagues at the ADDA3 conference over the weekend.” Dr. Riki Thompson, Writing Studies and Digital Rhetoric, University of Washington Tacoma

“Thanks so much for the informative and interactive workshop on qualitative research using digital technology. We need this kind of workshops on qualitative research as the field of human resource development is growing.” Dr. Yonjoo Cho, Associate Professor of Human Resource Development, The University of Texas at Tyler

“Great workshop! I want to order your most recent book and incorporate it into a qualitative data course.” Dr. Jean Hemphill, Professor of Nursing, East Tennessee State University

“I wanted to thank you and Trena again for offering us such an amazing workshop! That was my first and best in-person workshop since I came to IU! I learned so much that I did not know before, such as using Atlas.TI to do literature review, which I will try immediately in the summer, several ways of conducting qualitative interviews, and so many software tools that I will use in the future. I also appreciate the reflection on impact on methods, materiality, outcomes, and humans. Additionally, I had the opportunity to create my digital workflow, which will be used for my Early Inquiry Project writing this summer.Jinzhi Zhou, Doctoral Student, Indiana University

“I so enjoyed the workshop today. It was exactly what I needed. I’ve been using a case study method in my culture analysis work with law firms and other organizations. My analysis has been by hand, using Excel as my primary tool. I want to explore using maybe the combination of Zotero for lit review, Good Reader App to read and annotate, and then maybe Dedoose to help with analysis.” Dr. Denise Gaskin, RavenWork Coaching & Consulting

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