Search DU CTLAT Blog

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

News from the National Resource Center: Introduction to Qualitative Research Online Course starts September 16, 2013

News from The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
National Resource Center

Register today for Introduction to Qualitative Research
Online Course launching September 16
Register today for our next online course, Introduction to Qualitative Research. Julie Rotholz, of the University of South Carolina, will serve as instructor for this online course that will run September 16 - October 18, 2013. Please visit for more information or to register.
This course is an introduction to qualitative research with an emphasis on the history and foundations of work in the qualitative tradition, how to design and execute a qualitative study, and the challenges of gathering and analyzing qualitative data. Key to this course is experience in the field.
Students will gather a portfolio of exemplars including participant and non-participant observation, interviewing, conducting a focus group, and analyzing documents and records.
Course Objectives and Outcomes
  • Describe the disciplinary and paradigmatic foundations of qualitative research
  • Demonstrate competence in using qualitative methods, including interviewing; mining documents and records; and recording observations, both participant and non-participant
  • Demonstrate expertise in analyzing and composing qualitative findings
  • Explain the importance and application of trustworthiness criteria
  • Apply high ethical standards in the conduct of gathering and reporting qualitative findings
National Resource Center online courses are designed to come as close as possible to providing students with the same course content and possibilities for interaction with classmates and with the instructor as traditional or classroom-based courses as well as take advantage of pedagogy and teaching techniques that are not possible or uncommon in a traditional format. Visit for more information or to register.
Rotholz is a clinical assistant professor in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policies at the University of South Carolina. She currently teaches courses on student development theory, ethics, diversity, and research paradigms. She has taught qualitative research at Penn State University as well as at USC. She has published articles on the college transition experience as well as a book on professional development. Rotholz also currently serves as the Director of the Higher Education Business Administration program with the College of Education and the Moore School of Business. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and was awarded the Association for the Study of Higher Education's "Dissertation of the Year Award" for her qualitative work.
Upcoming National Resource Center Events:
Online Course: Introduction to Qualitative Research. September 16 - October 18, 2013
Online Course: Fostering First-Year Student Success. September 30 - November 1, 2013
20th National Conference on Students in Transition. October 19 - 21, 2013. Atlanta, Georgia
33rd Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience. February 15 - 18, 2014. San Diego, CA
Related National Resource Center Publications:
Thriving in Transitions: A Research-Based Approach to College Student Success
Laurie A. Schreiner, Michelle C. Louis, and Denise D. Nelson, Editors. $35.00.
Crafting and Conducting Research on Student Transitions
Jean M. Henscheid and Jennifer R. Keup. $20.00.
The mission of the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition is to support and advance efforts to improve student learning and transitions into and through higher education. We achieve this mission by providing opportunities for the exchange of practical, theory-based information and ideas through the convening of conferences, institutes, and workshops; publishing monographs, a peer-reviewed journal, an electronic newsletter, guides, and books; generating and supporting research and scholarship; hosting visiting scholars; and administering a website and listservs.

National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
1728 College Street | Columbia, SC | 29208 | Office: 803.777.6029 | Fax: 803.777.9358


No comments:

Post a Comment