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National Workshop on Qualitative Research Methodology

Past Event

Event Description

Workshop organised by School of Research Methodology in association with

TISS Alums Association (TISSAA)


Programme Details:

The four-day National Workshop on 'Qualitative Research Methodology' aims at training the  participants with operational skills regarding the usage of ATLAS­-Ti and NVIVO software and make them acquire appropriate tools for different types of qualitative research method.  

Workshop Objectives:

The objectives of this workshop are as follows:

  • To provide a comprehensive overview of qualitative research framework and nuances of designing studies using qualitative methods.
  • To provide hands­on training in the applications of ATLAS­TI and NVIVO software in qualitative research data processing.
  • To help them acquire expertise in identifying appropriate qualitative tools for different types of research objectives.

Course Content:

  • Why Qualitative Research Approach
  • Uses of qualitative research
  • Difference between the qualitative and quantitative approach
  • Types of qualitative research methods - In-depth interviews, Focus Group Discussion
  • Transcription of qualitative data
  • Analysis of Qualitative Data coding, memos, relationship
  • Data Management using Atlas-ti and Nvivo software
  • Reporting and presentation of qualitative findings

Workshop Dynamics:

Basic understanding of the concept of qualitative research methodology is necessary to appreciate the program. Hence, the workshop will start with some theoretical input sessions so as to help the participants to brush the knowledge in basic research methods. These sessions will be followed by software enabled practical training with a demonstration. Thus both theoretical and practical sessions will be arranged so that the participants could understand, appreciate and able to meaningfully interpret the output.

For a better learning experience, the participants are requested to bring the following to the workshop:

  • Laptop, ATLAS­TI software installed on the laptop (optional)
  • Own qualitative research data (if the data is available)

Participant Selection:

The participants will be selected on the first come first serve basis

The seats are limited, if the number of seats gets filled before the last date of application, no subsequent applications will be accepted

Eligibility :

Researchers, M. Phil/PhD research scholars and NGO working in social sciences subjects in any sector will benefit from participating in this workshop.

Course Fees: 

Course fee is Rs. 6,000, TISS Alums will be charged only Rs. 5000. 

The fee will cover course materials, workshop certificate, group photograph, tea and lunch during the workshop. Payment can be made through cheque (multi city) in favor of 'Tata Institute of Social Sciences', payable at Mumbai.

Seats: The number of participants for the workshop is restricted to 40. 

Last date: 5th June 2018.


A limited seats on twin share basis will be available in guest house @ 1700/- per person per day if informed in advance. Participants will have to bear their own expenses for travel, boarding and lodging.

Resource Persons:

  • Prof. Anil Sutar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
  • Prof. Sayeed Unissa, International Institute of population Sciences, Mumbai
  • Dr. Manas Pradhan, International Institute of population Sciences, Mumbai
  • Dr. Dipti Govil, International Institute of population Sciences, Mumbai
  • Dr. D. P. Singh, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai



Workshop Coordinator

Prof. D. P. Singh

School of Research Methodology

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Mob: + 91 9819177709

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