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Qualitative Research Practicum III: Analyzing and Writing Qualitative Findings

East Baltimore
4th term
International Health
2 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Friday,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Pamela Surkan

224.697.01: Qualitative Research Practicum I: Partnerships and Protocol Development and 224.698.01: Qualitative Research Practicum II: Collecting Qualitative Data.


The best way to learn about qualitative research is to actually do a qualitative research study from start to finish.

Enables students to complete data collection, analysis and write-up of results from a qualitative research project in collaboration with a local community-based organization or JHU faculty. Discusses common challenges in qualitative research including analysis of qualitative data, writing qualitative papers and reports, presenting qualitative findings, and ethical issues related to fieldwork and authorship.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Analyze qualitative data and identify strategies to overcome challenges in analyzing data
  2. Write up findings from a qualitative research project and interpret findings in the context of the broader structural and social issues in the community
  3. Demonstrate effective communication and presentation skills, as well as how to give and receive constructive feedback from peers and community partners
  4. Work collaboratively with interprofessional teams to interpret qualitative data and give recommendations to key stakeholders
  5. Choose and apply context-appropriate inductive and deductive qualitative data analysis methodologies to qualitative data sets, manage and interpret qualitative data, and present findings in audience-appropriate formats to collaborating community partner
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Final Paper
  • 15% Final Presentation
  • 15% Data Collection Assignment
  • 20% Participation

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to students who have met the prerequisite or are enrolled for the current academic year.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Undergraduates must directly ask instructor for permission