The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

UW-QUAL Program

University of Washington Qualitative Multi-Method Program

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UW-QUAL is a university-wide program launched in response to pressing demand for qualitative and policy-relevant data analysis in universities, the private sector, and government. Through a variety of programs, UW-QUAL serves as an education and training platform for qualitative researchers in the social sciences, global and regional studies, medicine, health, nursing, technology, and international security.

interviews • focus groups • archival research • digital ethnography • case studies • discourse analysis

UW-QUAL administers two academic opportunities for students seeking more specialized training and formal recognition.

The QUAL Concentration focuses on qualitative research design, methods, and data analysis. It provides methodological training for students and researchers through formal coursework and qualitative data analysis software workshops (ATLAS.ti).

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