Qualitative Methods

Scarlet Bliss, MS

Domain Consultant, Research IT
School of Public Health

Scarlet Bliss is an MS/PhD student in Epidemiology in the School of Public Health. Her work focuses on mixed methods approaches to characterizing and preventing spread of antimicrobial resistance and other enteric pathogens via the environment. She has experience in statistical analysis and public health bioinformatics. She is interested in ethical use of big data as it relates to epidemiologic research.

QDA Campus License Focus Group

October 12, 2023, 12:00pm
Calling All Qualitative & Mixed-Methods Researchers at UC Berkeley! Join the conversation on Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) Campus Software License Options! Are you a researcher (undergraduate, graduate, or faculty/staff) at UC Berkeley who employs qualitative data, text analysis, or mixed-methods research approaches? If you rely on specialized software like Atlas.ti, NVivo, MaxQDA, Dedoose, or Otter.ai in your work, Research IT & D-Lab want your input to inform the future of qualitative research supports at UC Berkeley.

Introduction to Field Experiments and Randomized Controlled Trials

July 24, 2023
by Leena Bhai. This blog post provides an introduction to field experimentation and its significance in understanding cause and effect. It explains how randomized experiments represent an unbiased method for determining what works. It delves into essential features of experiments such as intervention, excludability, and non-interference. It then works through a fictional example of a randomized controlled trial of the efficacy of an experimental drug Covi-Mapp.

Unlock the Joy and Power of Reading in Language Learning

August 21, 2023
by Bowen Wang-Kildegaard. I share my story of how reading for pleasure transformed my English speaking and writing skills. This experience inspired my passion to promote the joy and power of reading to all language learners. Using natural language processing techniques, I dive into the Language Learning subreddit, revealing a trend: Learners are often highly anxious about output practices, but are generally positive about input methods like reading and listening. I then distill complex language learning theories into actionable language learning tips, emphasizing the value of extensive reading for pleasure, pointing to potential methods like using ChatGPT for customization of reading materials, and advocating for joy in the learning journey.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Fundamentals

October 9, 2023, 9:00am
Are you starting a research project at UC Berkeley that involves human subjects? If so, one of the first steps you will need to take is getting IRB approval.

Claudia von Vacano, Ph.D.

Consulting Drop-In Hours: By appointment only

Consulting Areas: Python, R,Digital Humanities, Mixed Methods, Natural Language Processing, Qualitative methods, Social Network Analysis, Surveys, Sampling & Interviews, Text Analysis,MaxQDA, Qualtrics

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Jane Angar

Consultant
Political Science

Mango Jane Angar is a Political Science Ph.D. student at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on Political Violence and Disability Politics. In particular, she examines how state institutions, society, and disabled persons organizations conceptualize and define disability.

Kamya Yadav

Data Science Fellow
Political Science

Kamya is a third year PhD student in the Department of Political Science. Using multimethod research, she studies gender, representation, and political parties in India to understand the barriers and pathways to women's political participation and representation. She has a BA in Politics from Princeton University.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Fundamentals

February 7, 2023, 10:00am
Are you starting a research project at UC Berkeley that involves human subjects? If so, one of the first steps you will need to take is getting IRB approval.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Fundamentals

November 7, 2022, 12:00pm
Are you starting a research project at UC Berkeley that involves human subjects? If so, one of the first steps you will need to take is getting IRB approval.