How to Design and Conduct Qualitative Interviews for Evaluation

with Eric Kennedy & Dr. Eric Jensen

University of Westminster Clipstone Building, Room 1.115
115 New Cavendish Street London, W1W 6UW

About This Workshop

This workshop covers the early stages of developing questions and setting up a good design for conducting interviews. Interviews allow you to gather a wide range of open-ended, qualitative data can provide information about people’s motivations, feelings, attitudes, and what they remember. If done correctly, interviews can be a vital part of any project when evaluating programmes and their impact. The early stages are crucial for success, both in receiving good information and having a plan for analysis. For researchers without formal training, this can be big a hurdle to conducting interviews. This workshop will help you address the follow questions about Designing interviews for evaluation:

  • Why use qualitative interview methods for evaluation?
  • How can you design a good qualitative interview-based evaluation?
  • How can you decide which approach to using qualitative interviews is most appropriate to your evaluation question or situation?
  • How can you develop a good qualitative interview guide?
  • How can you avoid common pitfalls in qualitative interview-based evaluation design and data collection?
  • How can you conduct an effective qualitative interview?
  • How can you take resource and time constraints into account when designing your qualitative interview-based evaluation?

This workshop is part of a series addressing how to do interview-based evaluation. The second part of our mini-series, How to Analyse Qualitative Interview Data for Evaluation once you have it collected, will be held on 21st April, also at the University of Westminster.

Who is running the course?

This workshop is run by leading experts in qualitative interviews.

Eric Kennedy Researcher

Eric Kennedy (Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University) is a consultant with experience fostering collaboration between industry, government and public stakeholders.

His research background includes qualitative ethnography and focus particularly on interview and survey design. Mr Kennedy provides evaluation and research methods consulting within both academic and non-profit contexts. images

Qualitative Methods
Survey Design
Interview Design

Dr. Eric Jensen Associate Professor

Dr. Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick) is a leading social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

Jensen is author of Doing Real Research: A Practical Guide to Social Research (SAGE). He has extensive experience designing and conducting quantitative and mixed methods evaluations at institutions including the National Gallery, London Zoo, Natural History Museum, Cheltenham Literature Festival, the British Museum, San Diego Zoo and Bronx Zoo. Dr. Jensen holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge (UK). He teaches social research methods at the University of Warwick.
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Research Methods
Impact Evaluation
Survey Design
Qualitative Methods
Quantitative Methods

Participation notes

Readings will be provided to registered participants electronically in advance of the workshop. Maximum capacity of 37.

Eric Kennedy
Eric Kennedy

Eric Kennedy (Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University) is a consultant with experience fostering collaboration between industry, government and public stakeholders.

Dr. Eric Jensen
Dr. Eric Jensen

Dr. Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick) is a leading social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

Location

University of Westminster London


2016-04-20 13:30:00 2016-04-20 16:45:00 Europe/London How to Design and Conduct Qualitative Interviews for Evaluation This workshop covers the early stages of developing questions and setting up a good design for conducting interviews. Interviews allow you to gather a wide range of open-ended, qualitative data can provide information about people’s motivations, feelings, attitudes, and what they remember. If done correctly, interviews can be a vital part of any project when evaluating programmes and their impact. The early stages are crucial for success, both in receiving good information and having a plan for analysis. For researchers without formal training, this can be big a hurdle to conducting interviews. This workshop will help you address the follow questions about Designing interviews for evaluation: Why use qualitative interview methods for evaluation? How can you design a good qualitative interview-based evaluation? How can you decide which approach to using qualitative interviews is most appropriate to your evaluation question or situation? How can you develop a good qualitative interview guide? How can you avoid common pitfalls in qualitative interview-based evaluation design and data collection? How can you conduct an effective qualitative interview? How can you take resource and time constraints into account when designing your qualitative interview-based evaluation? This workshop is part of a series addressing how to do interview-based evaluation. The second part of our mini-series, How to Analyse Qualitative Interview Data for Evaluation once you have it collected, will be held on 21st April, also at the University of Westminster. University of Westminster London Methods For Change [email protected]
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