CANCELLED: Qualitative Methods and Data Collection

Led by:

Arianne Teherani, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Education Scientist, Center for Faculty Educators
Office of Medical Education

Studies that use qualitative research methods are appearing more frequently in medical journals. This session will provide an overview of some of the assumptions of qualitative research approaches and common qualitative methods. We will identify appropriate questions for qualitative research and discuss how to evaluate qualitative studies. We will also address the evaluation of qualitative research, the use of multi-method approaches to research, and the applicability of qualitative methods to medical education research.

During this session, participants will divide into groups for interactive exercises, providing opportunities to practice:

  • Designing a study that uses qualitative methods.
  • Using qualitative methods to analyze data.
  • Critically examining and reviewing qualitative research.
  • Reviewing methods of qualitative data collection, analysis, and software that could be used to investigate research questions.

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Identify underlying assumptions of qualitative research.
  • Identify appropriate questions for qualitative research.
  • Review and discuss different qualitative methods, including data collection and analysis.
  • Evaluate basic components of qualitative research.
  • Discuss combining qualitative and quantitative research methods.

UCSF is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 277 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit is inclusive of all UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and the Teaching Scholars Program. Credit available for this event only is 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Course No. MGR19075.


Monday, February 11 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Type



School of Medicine


Faculty, Staff




Center for Faculty Educators