CGST organizes workshop on Qualitative Research

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The Gender and Social Transformation (CGST) at BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University, in collaboration with the University of Manchester and funded by British Academy, has organized a a one-day workshop on “QUALITATIVE RESEARCH” for practitioners, lecturers, researchers with experience in empirical research on May 16, 2016 . The workshop was facilitated by Dr Wendy Olsen, School of Social Sciences, and Ms. Heather Piggott, both from University of Manchester.

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A participant recieving Certificate of participation at the event

The objective of the workshop was to introduce participants to use NVivo software in analysing transcripts of semi-structured interviews by applying a new method of discourse analysis. This method selects the prevalent keywords, groups them into sets, interprets these discourses and examines the underlying structural location of the speaker/producer of each passage. The workshop  also  included knowledge  on how to examine the strategic aspect of the speaker’s intentions when they utter a phrase. As a mixture of automatic coding and human interpretation is recommended for NVIVO , mixed-methods with demographic data were strongly recommended in this workshop. The workshop also revealed   the case-based coded matrix of case characteristics; to which it add the salient and strategic discourse usage of each speaker.

After completion of the workshop, Simeen Mahmud, Head of Gender cluster at BIGD moderated the closing session.  Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman, Executive Director, BIGD awarded Certificates of participation to the participants.

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Group Photo after the closing session of the workshop

Around 25 participants took part in the workshop. The participants were from different renowned organizations like BIDS, CPD, JPG School of Public Health, BIED, BRAC-RED, SANEM etc.