Recent work in the area of qualitative research and design has created a wide range of possibilities for working with images, words, artifacts – information that is not captured by the use of numbers.
This workshop will provide an overview of current qualitative methods and designs, especially those useful for working in the area of sex research or sex therapy. Some of the approaches to be discussed include: thematic analysis, autoethnography, interpretative phenomenological analysis, grounded theory, and case study design.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to …
- Describe the different phases of thematic analysis and grounded theory design
- Identify important aspects of research questions that correspond with different qualitative methods and designs
Richard Sprott received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from UC Berkeley in 1994. He is currently directing several research projects, including a study of homelessness among LGBTQ teens and emerging adults; BDSM/kink identity development; healthcare experiences and health status of kink-identified people; and how social saturation affects identity and mental health. Richard currently teaches courses in the Department of Human Development and Women