224.691.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 5 Credit(s)
MW 8:30:00 AM
  • Course Description

    PLEASE NOTE: QDA meets in the same room, but on different days:

    Room: W2008

    Monday 8:30 - 10:20 a.m.

    Wednesday 8:30 - 10:20 a.m.


    Wednesday 10:30 - 11:50 in W2008 or

    Friday 9:00 - 10:20 (Friday lab in W2017)

  • Contact Information
    Steve Harvey
    Pamela Surkan
    Teaching Assistants
    Emily Hurley
    Yukyan Lam
    Sharon Tsui
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Manage qualitative data files efficiently and effectively to ensure ease of use and participant confidentiality
    • Describe inductive and deductive methodologies for coding and analysis of textual data
    • Develop a codebook, apply codes, and use memos to analyze qualitative data
    • Describe and carry out analysis of textual qualitative data using two different approaches (Grounded Theory methods and Programmatic Qualitative Research)
    • Have a basic understanding about the role of computer software in coding and analysis of textual data
    • Collect and analyze systematic data and understand its application in qualitative research
    • Describe several commonly used alternatives for presenting qualitative findings including journal articles and project reports
    • Write a qualitative paper in a format like that of a peer-reviewed journal article
  • Methods of Assessment

    Written assignments, on-line quizzes, final presentation, and final paper

  • Prerequisites

    224.690 Qualitative Research: Theory and Methods

  • Required Text(s)

    Charmaz K. Constructing Grounded Theory: A Practical Guide Through Qualitative Analysis. London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage Publications, Ltd.; 2006.

    Weller S, Romney A. Systematic Data Collection. Newbury Park, London, New Delhi: Sage Publications; 1988.

  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Source Guidelines (how to cite)

    In general, consistent with the requirements for most scientific journals, you should cite references from peer-reviewed literature whenever possible. If no peer-reviewed literature is available, you may want to consult "grey" literature such as project reports. For social science concepts, you may also want to refer to text books. For basic health statistics (e.g., HIV incidence in Baltimore, number of U.S. teens involved in alcohol-related auto accidents every year), please refer to appropriate government sources. Published reports are always preferable to press-releases and web pages. In general, you should not cite unreviewed sources such as Wikipedia. You should not cite class lectures.

    Look for more information in this space soon on formatting citations for your final paper.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Intended Audience

    Master's, and doctoral students who have completed 224.690 - Qualitative Research I: Theory and Methods in third term.

  • Disability Support Services
    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Life Services at 410-955-3034 or via email at dss@jhsph.edu.