CTSC Qualitative Research Network

The CTSC Qualitative Research Network objectives:

  • Create a community of practice around qualitative and mixed methods research
  • Connect with colleagues within and across disciplines
  • Share resources and knowledge
  • Create a network to identify grant and funding partnership opportunities

Quarterly Meetings

Each meeting offers opportunities for networking and covers a main topic discussion or presentation. Example meeting topics: Conducting Qualitative Research from a Distance in our New COVID World, Using NVivo for Lit Reviews, Using NVivo with Research Teams, and Bringing Patient Voices to American Health Care with DIPEx Methodology and the Health Experience Research Network (HERN).

If you would like to learn about upcoming meetings, please complete this quick form. Click here to view slides of past meetings.

Qualitative Research Office Hours

Once a month, our Senior Qualitative Researcher, Heidi Rishel Brakey, holds office hours. If you would like to learn about upcoming office hours, please complete this quick form. At these meetings, you are welcome to bring any questions related to qualitative research. For the first 30 minutes, we will cover one of the following topics (subject to change); the second 30 minutes are open to discuss anything you’d like related to qualitative research.

  • Basics of coding
  • Basics of NVivo coding
  • Running reports in NVivo
  • Basics of interviewing
  • Basics of focus group facilitation


Please follow this link to find various resources related to qualitative research. These include training resources and best practices related to qualitative data software, collection, remote research/research during a pandemic, as well as opportunities (e.g., funding and conferences). Please email us with any additional resources you think would be helpful for this site.


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Albuquerque, NM 87131

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