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The Qualitative Institute

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A Skills Development Program

October 5-7, 2023

In-Person Workshops



The Qualitative Institute (TQI) is a comprehensive educational program hosted by Thomas Jefferson University with speakers from Jefferson, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Drexel, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Vanderbilt University. Attendees will learn new skills and expand on prior strengths in qualitative and mixed methods research. 


Learning Agenda: 

  • Philosophical Foundations of Qualitative Inquiry
  • Conventional & Alternative Data Collection Approaches
  • Ethnography & Observation
  • Visual Methods & Arts Informed Research
  • Developing Interview & Focus Group Guides
  • Social Media: A Data Gold Mine
  • Community Engaged & Participatory Research
  • Concept Mapping
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Research Dissemination
  • Interview Skills Workshop
  • Focus Group Skills Workshop
  • Coding & Analysis Skills Workshop Who should attend:
  • Healthcare, public health, education, & social work researchers
  • Students & trainees
  • Members of community, non-profit, & government organizations



The course is in-person and interactive, with several workshop sessions that allow learners to practice new skills as they acquire them. 


Course Director: Rosie Frasso, PhD


Expert Presenters:

Hannah Anderson, MBA

Dorene Balmer, PhD

Justin Clapp, PhD, MPH

Candice Dias, PhD

Melissa Dichter, PhD, MSW

Katie DiSantis, PhD, MPH

Marnie LaNoue, PhD

Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH

Patrick Moeller, MPH

Megan Reed, PhD, MPH

Elizabeth Salerno Valdez, PhD


Workshop Facilitators:

Denine Crittendon, MPH

Hema Gandhi, MPH

Alexandra Gentsch, MSW

Katie Kellom, BA

Harriet Okatch, PhD, MPH 



Regular registration: $900

Group rate for 3+ from the same organization: $700 per person (please email for the registration code)

Learner rate: $500 (please email for the registration code)


For questions:

Please email Julianna LeNoir -