Available Until 10/31/2028

What Did You Hear? Qualitative Data Analysis*


Using a combination of lecture, hands-on exercises, and group discussions, this course will introduce participants to qualitative data analysis and will enable them to appraise the quality of the given data. They will also gain confidence in their ability to conduct and analyze qualitative library-related data.

Participants should come away with a better grasp of 'the language of qualitative data analysis' improving, for example, their ability to identify themes that emerge or not over-interpret what they heard or want to hear.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • explain the phases and stages of qualitative data analysis;
  • identify the tools that can be used to analyze qualitative data;
  • use those steps to analyze interview or focus group data; and
  • appraise the quality of the process and the data derived.



Ayaba LoganAyaba Logan is a Research and Education Informationist at the Medical University of South Carolina and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Library Science and Informatics (DLSI), the College of Nursing (CON) and the Department of Public Health Sciences (DPHS) in the College of Medicine (COM). As a Research and Education Informationist she is the Library Liaison to nursing graduate programs (MSN/DNP/DNAP/PhD) in CON, and the College of Health Professions (CHP), graduate programs (MPH/PhD) in the DPHS, and undergraduate programs in CHP. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Public Health from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, her Master of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education form the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI and her Master of Library and Information Studies from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. For the College of Nursing, Mrs. Logan co-teaches NRPHD 750: PhD Toolbox I: Systematic Searches in the PhD program and provides information literacy and Evidence Based Nursing Instruction in NRDNP858: Evidence Based Nursing and Safety in the MSN/DNP program. As well as provides instruction during all AHEC, Summer Employment, and graduate programs learning intensives and orientations. As a researcher, Ayaba’s methodology includes conducting systematic and other reviews, citation analysis, and qualitative research and is very interested in open access/data sharing, library instruction, evaluation/assessment, health disparities, reproducible research, religion and health, health systems, decision-making, CAM/TAM, and evidence-based Librarianship. She presents nationally and internationally and has published in peer-reviewed journals. Mrs. Logan is on the editorial boards of Journal of Medical Library Association, and the Hypothesis. She holds leadership positions at a national and regional level in several major Library organizations.

MLA CE Credits: 6