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On the 23rd and 24th of June, we are running a series of workshops in Sheffield: both at the University of Sheffield, and Sheffield Hallam University. The events are open to students, academics and anyone from the public sector or commercial areas who has an interest in analysing qualitative text.


The first session is on the Tuesday 23rd at 10am, in the Hicks building at the University of Sheffield. In the afternoon there is a session from 2pm at the city-centre campus of Sheffield Hallam University, in the Cantor building. Finally, for those in Sport, and Health and Social Care, there is a workshop on the morning of the 24th at 9:30 in the Mews building in Collegiate Campus.


Hopefully this gives a convenient location for everyone! The interest has been really good already, and although the workshops are all free, and cover the same material, you do need to book in advance to help us get a hold of numbers. Just e-mail and we will reserve you a space. A lot more information on the workshops are available on our workshops page.


These workshops have run in many other cities and institutions now, and in under 2 hours, you can go from never using Quirkos before to installing and running it on your laptop, bringing in data, coding and producing reports: in short all the steps you need for qualitative text analysis. It's helpful if you have some idea what is involved in qualitative analysis, but not essential. We can also provide laptops on the day if you need to borrow one.


These courses should be helpful whether you are currently doing a qualitative analysis project or considering one, as well as many applications in systematic reviews or literature reviews, or working with mixed-method survey data. Hope to see some of you there, and let us know if you would like us to come to your home town!