Mini-Lab activities help build the qualitative and mixed methods skills of students and public health practitioners.
Mini-Lab activities foster research and evaluation collaborations to find solutions to MCH public health needs by identifying and employing culturally-responsive, asset-based strategies rooted in the perspectives and experiences of individuals, families and communities.
Spring 2024 Sessions
March 21st, 2024 | 11:00am-1pm (CST) | Introductory NVivo Workshop
In this session, Dr. Michael Beckstrand will lead a hands-on workshop about NVivo, a qualitative data management and coding software that aids in qualitative and mixed-methods research. Participants will learn how to add source materials, work with concepts and definitions to apply to their source materials, make annotations, and query and manage their work. Having NVivo software already available* is highly recommended to get the most out of this session, but you are welcome to follow along without software.
Presenter Michael Beckstrand is the Qualitative & Mixed-Methods Research Associate at the University of
Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts. He holds a PhD in Political Science and consults and collaborates on
qualitative & mixed-methods research methodology, data collection and analysis and provides training
on the use of qualitative tools.
Free, virtual, and open to all! CE credits available.
Stay tuned for future Learning Lab sessions!
Past Spring 2024 Sessions:
- Template Analysis as a Method for Rapid Qualitative Inquiry in Public Health Research (Part 2) with Patrick Brady and Dr. Grace Ryan on Thursday, February 8th from 11am-1pm CT
Past Fall 2023 Sessions:
- Template Analysis as a Method for Rapid Qualitative Inquiry in Public Health Research with Patrick Brady and Dr. Grace Ryan on Thursday, October 12th from 11:30am-1pm CT
- How to Conduct Online Focus Groups with Dr. Richard Krueger on Thursday, December 7th from 11am-1pm CT
Past Spring 2023 Sessions:
- Parenting Practices and Childhood Obesity: A Positive Deviance Approach with Dr. Junia de Brito on Thursday, February 2, 2023 from 11am-12pm CT
- The Power of First Person Storytelling in Public Health with Allison Myers from the StoryCenter on Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 11am-1pm CT
Past Fall 2022 Sessions:
- Introduction to Coding Techniques with Prof. Johnny Saldaña on Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 11am-1pm CT
- Positive Deviance with Dr. Alex Foster on Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 11am-1pm CT