News archive - Colloquium “Qualitative Data Analysis” held in Sarajevo

The colloquium, which was held from February 15-16, 2013 in Sarajevo, was organised by the Human Rights Centre of the University of Sarajevo and the RRPP LCU in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The seminar was conducted by Dr Lea Sgier, Assistant Professor at Central European University in Budapest.

The seminar addressed the process of qualitative data analysis and provided insight into computer-assisted qualitative data analysis through MAXQDA software. An initial discussion was raised regarding the fundamentals of qualitative data analysis: The nature of qualitative data, the rationale and logic of qualitative (vs. quantitative) analysis, the epistemological status of qualitative data (with regard to 'reality'), differences between "naturally occurring" and "generated" data, etc.

The seminar also covered the practicalities of qualitative analysis: The logic of clustering and sequencing, that is typical of qualitative case studies and ethnographic research; the logic of "coding" and categorising recurrent in textual analysis (for example media content analysis); and finally the hermeneutic logic of identifying "constructions of meaning", typical of discourse-analytical and narrative approaches.

In total, 17 researchers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Albania and Montenegro have participated in this training, out of which 43% were female and 53% were PhD candidates or PhD holders. Participants used this training as an opportunity for networking and exchanging of ideas and experiences.

Source: RRPP

Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Danaja Lorencic on February 28, 2013
Modified on February 28, 2013