Total Credits: 1 Advance Credits
The amount of data we gather in some qualitative studies can be overwhelming – especially data from multi-day message boards. Traditional methods of analysis are functional, but they can be time-consuming. Digital tools can assist in the process. This webinar will begin with a quick review of traditional (no-tech or low-tech) tools, then will expose you to a sampling of higher-tech tools (Delve, NVivo, Reduct, and Relative Insight), explained by the QRCA members who use them. This will not be a how-to session; rather, it is “tasting menu” of some of the tools that can make the analysis of qualitative data less daunting.
Michelle Finzel has been saying, “Thank you for calling Maryland Marketing Source. How may I help you?” since she was 8-years-old. As the current President of Maryland Marketing Source, Inc., Michelle leverages her unique perspective of the industry’s development over the past 30 years and embraces the nuanced roles she has to play as a small business owner in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland in order to provide her clients with the streamlined results and personalized service they appreciate and expect. She also endeavors to ensure her company is an asset to the community by supporting other minority businesses, sponsoring local children’s sports teams, and engaging in projects that directly benefit the State of Maryland. Michelle has been published several times and has presented at several industry- and communications-focused conferences. She currently serves as Chair of the Field Committee for the Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA), has served on the board of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA), and is a member of the Insights Association (IA).
Pam Goldfarb Liss (she/her), a 30-year veteran researcher, loves the always-changing-never-knowing-what’s-coming-next elements of moderating and facilitating creative consumer discussions, especially with kids and teens! With over three decades of experience working with Fortune 100 brands and non-profits, Pam has seen a lot shift in families especially around gender and family structure. Watching now three generations (Millennial, Gen Z and now Gen Alpha) of consumer kids grow up; she knows that the only constant is change. Pam also realizes that curiosity and comfort are about staying open and bravely asking. Pam spent more than a decade living on the east coast in New York City and Washington DC, and she returned ‘home’ to be with her family in colder, but kinder Minneapolis to live with her east-coast bred husband and Gen Z/Alpha cusper daughter.
Dr. Kristi Jackson is a Qualitative Senior Scientist at QualityMetric. She also founded Queri in 2002 to provide resources and coaching to NVivo users worldwide. With over 25 years of experience in qualitative research design, data collection, analysis, reporting, and stakeholder relations, Kristi is an expert in a diverse array of qualitative methodologies. Her theoretical frames tend to be sociological and her research interests include conceptualizations of qualitative research transparency and the constantly changing spaces where qualitative researchers and technologies meet.
Kristi is the lead author of the 2019 edition of Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo. The 2013 edition of this book, which she also co-authored, is a Sage Publications best-seller.
|Maria Virobik began her career in advertising account management, but quickly came to her senses and has been working as a qualitative research consultant since 1997. She provides qualitative analysis and writing services as well as moral support to independent moderators and market researchers working in a broad range of categories. She joined QRCA in 2018 and is co-founder and chair of the Reporting & Analysis SIG. Originally hailing from Southern California, she and her husband now live in Santa Fe, NM with their marginally obedient French Bulldog, Ruby.|
Rob Volpe is an astute observer of life and a master storyteller who brings empathy and compassion to the human experience. As CEO of Ignite 360, he leads a team of insights, strategy, and creative professionals helping the world’s leading brands across a range of industries apply human understanding to release untapped potential.
He is the author of Tell Me More About That: Solving the Empathy Crisis One Conversation at a Time. As a thought leader in the role of empathy in marketing and the workplace, he is a contributor to Entrepreneur’s Leadership Network and he frequently speaks on the topic at conferences, corporations, podcasts and college classes and has been quoted in Advertising Week, Mashable, Huffington Post, TheStreet.com, Gourmet Retailer and the Chicago Tribune, among others.
Rob has been co-chair of QRCAs Sponsorship Committee since 2019 and is a member of the Inclusive Culture Committee.
When he's not speaking at industry conferences, listening to consumers share their stories around the world, or adding to his two million-plus miles flown, Rob can be found at home in San Francisco with his partner, Charles, and their three cats, reveling in the rare luxury of standing still. Rob is a graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.