University of New Hampshire University of New Hampshire
In qualitative inquiry, researchers study phenomena in their natural settings where the purpose is contextualization, interpretation, and/or understanding the perspectives of others. The role of qualitative researchers in a study is characterized by their personal involvement and empathetic understanding. This session will help IRB members facilitate the review of qualitative research applications by providing a better understanding of this type of research and the challenges faced by researchers using this paradigm, and will educate qualitative researchers on issues this research paradigm can present during review. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of SBER methodologies and of 45 CFR 46 before attending this session.
Examine the foundations of qualitative inquiry, and review its basic characteristics, including nomenclature and common data collection methods
Identify the ethical issues qualitative research may present to study participants, including recruitment, informed consent, privacy and confidentiality, and conducting research online
Share strategies for minimizing harm to participants in qualitative research studies