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

This site will hold resources and updates related to qualitative research. If you want more information about the network or upcoming meetings, please contact Heidi Rishel Brakey. If you want more information about the University of New Mexico Clinical and Translational Center, please visit our website.

Below are links to various resources related to qualitative research. Includes tutorials, reading, websites, and videos. Please email Heidi with any additional resources you think would be helpful for this site.



NVivo: NVivo is the software we use. Our team has an NVivo Certified Expert and certified users.

  • NVivo has numerous free and paid resources and we encourage you to peruse their website.
  • Three-part demo series on how to use NVivo (free).
  • NVivo Academy: paid trainings highly recommended by our team.

There are many other software options that vary in capability and price:


Qualitative Data Analysis: A Methods Sourcebook. Miles MB, Huberman AM, Saldana J. 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE; 2014.

The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers. Saldana J. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE; 2016.


Analysing qualitative data: More than ‘identifying themes.’  Bazeley P. The Malaysian Journal of Qualitative Research. 2009;2(2).

Focus-group interview and data analysis. Rabiee F. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 2004;63(4):655-660. doi:10.1079/PNS2004399

A General Inductive Approach for Qualitative Data Analysis. Thomas DR. The American Journal of Evaluation. 2003;27.

The Measurement of Observer Agreement for Categorical Data. Landis J, Koch G. Biometrics. 1977;33(1), 159-174. doi:10.2307/2529310

Qualitative data analysis for health services research: developing taxonomy, themes, and theory. Bradley EH, Curry LA, Devers KJ. Health Serv Res. 2007;42(4):1758-1772. doi:10.1111/j.1475-6773.2006.00684.x


University of Toronto Lives & Legacies, Characteristics of Good Interviews.

Qualitative Interview Design: A Practical Guide for Novice Investigators. Turner DW. The Qualitative Report. 2010;15(3): 754-760.

Focus Groups

Focus Groups: A Practical Guide for Applied Research. Krueger RA, Casey MA. 5th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE; 2015.

Designing and conducting focus group interviews. Krueger RA. 2002.

Focus-group interview and data analysis. Rabiee F. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 2004;63(4):655-660. doi:10.1079/PNS2004399

Methodology brief: Focus group fundamentals. Grudens-Schuck N, Allen BL, Larson K. Extension Community and Economic Development Publications. 2004;12.

Understanding the multiple realities of everyday life: Basic assumptions in focus-group methodology. Ivanoff SD, Hultberg J. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2006;13(2): 125-132. doi:10.1080/11038120600691082

North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute: Tips and tools for remote qualitative data collection.

NVivo Remote Research Center: Discover how researchers are innovating, rethinking research, and teaching in a remote world.

Covering a wide array of qualitative research topics.

International Institute for Qualitative Methodology: numerous recorded webinars around qualitative research. Sign up for their mailing list to receive information about upcoming webinars and conferences.

University of Wisconsin: online trainings for clinical research, data monitoring, clinical trials, community outcomes research, and qualitative/mixed-methods research.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Qualitative Research Guidelines Project: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has sponsored the Qualitative Research Guidelines Project to develop a website that will be useful for people developing, evaluating and engaging in qualitative research projects in healthcare settings.

The SAGE Handbook for Qualitative Research. Denzin NK, Lincoln YS. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE; 2018.

Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research. Creswell JW, Plano Clark VL. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE; 2007


CTSC Pilot Funding: The CTSC offers pilot funding at least twice a year.  If you're interested in using this mechanism for your qualitative research project, the Community Engagement and Research Core can help you have a successful application.  Please contact Maren Krake Dalton

NVivo Virtual Conference: Qualitative Research in a Changing World, September 23, 2020