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Qualitative Research: Getting Started

How to Use This Guide

This guide is an introduction to qualitative research.

It includes references to textbooks, experts, tips, software, and tools for collecting, managing, and analyzing non-numerical data (e.g. text, audio, video, or pictures).

Table of Contents

Duke Courses

  • ENVIRON 658: Applied Qualitative Research Methods
  • GLHLTH  371: Research Methods in Global Health
  • POLSCI 732: Research Design and Qualitative Methods
  • PUBPOL 590S: Qualitative Methods, Christina Gibson-Davis
  • SOCIOL 332: Methods of Social Research

Qualitative Research

Experts to Consult

Eric Monson
Data Visualization Coordinator
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See the guide, Introduction to Text Analysis, for advanced tools and recommendations.

  • SSRI (Social Science Research Institute)
    Get help by drop-in or appointment; for workshops see Courses & Workshops box.
    For consultants and their areas of expertise, click here:

To join (or learn more about) a qualitative research working group that meets regularly to discuss qualitative methods and members' projects, email Alexandra Cooper,

Duke Workshops

Your Librarian

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Linda Daniel
Duke University Libraries
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Phone: 919-660-5927