2013 Winter Institute
on Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research:
The Art of the Interview

Date: January 7-10, 2013*
Location: University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Biomedical Research Building, Room 252.
Start time: 9:00am


This comprehensive institute is designed to develop skills that are useful in qualitative and mixed methods research, including:

  1. Structuring and conducting an interview
  2. Selecting an appropriate sample
  3. Organizing and facilitating a focus group
  4. Managing, coding and analyzing data
  5. Publishing your work
  6. Use and application of NVivo software. Advanced NVivo training will also be available.

Expert Course Instructors:

Fran Barg PhD MEd
Dr. Barg is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at UPenn's School of Medicine and an Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology. Her research focuses on the use of mixed methods research as it applies to understanding the uneven distribution of risk and disease among ethnic groups.

Carolyn Cannuscio ScD
Dr. Cannuscio is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is particularly interested in community development strategies, housing options, and policy initiatives that foster health, sustain high functional status, and enrich quality of life for families--and especially for elders.

Peter Cronholm MD MSCE
Dr. Cronholm is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at UPenn's School of Medicine. His research focuses on health services regarding intimate partner violence, psychosocial needs of families and patients with cancer, adolescent depression, pre-teen violence prevention, and neighborhood variables on firearm injury and health.

Cynthia Mollen MD MSCE
Dr. Mollen is an Associate Professor of pediatrics at UPenn's School of Medicine, and an attending in pediatric emergency medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her research focuses on improving adolescent health care through the emergency department, with an emphasis on reproductive and sexual health.

Rosemary Frasso PhD MSc CPH
Dr. Rosemary Frasso is a lecturer in the Public Health program (Family Medicine and Community Health), and the School of Social Policy & Practice. Her research interest include improving access to physical and mental health services for vulnerable populations, maternal child health, health disparities and health literacy.

*NVivo Training:

Two day-long training sessions using NVivo software will be offered: a beginner's session on January 9th and an advanced session on January 10th. General or Student Registration includes 1 session -- you may select which session is approporite for you. If you would like to attend both sessions for an added fee, contact lahall@exchange.upenn.edu for registration options.

Training sessions are taught by Shimrit Keddem MS
Shimrit Keddem is the manager of the Mixed Methods Research Lab in the Department of Family Medicine, providing managerial and technical support and expertise. She has participated in research on various health and social issues including access to prenatal care, cancer services, Alzheimer's disease, and injury prevention.

Please note that attendance for the NVivo training is limited by the number of computers available.

For more information:

please contact Wendy Voet or Lauren Hallden-Abberton.