Professional Development Course: Qualitative Interviewing

Picture1Take charge of your professional development!  Enroll in this skill building class through the College of Extending Learning.  All are welcome to enroll.  This is a class in how to interview. It will review the assumptions behind gathering data through depth interviews, look at various uses of qualitative interviews and then cover the mechanics of interviewing.  It is not a class in qualitative analysis, but we will spend time on how to prepare data so that it is most amenable to such analysis. The assignments for the class are to conduct interviews of increasing complexity. As a class we will listen to each other’s interviews and comment on what is done well, suggestions for improvement and possible themes that arise from the interview (the first step in qualitative analysis).

PA 708:  Qualitative Interviewing:  1 Unit Course
When:  9am-2:30pm on 9/8, 9/22, & 10/6
Where: SF State’s Downtown Campus, 835 Market Street, Room 677
Instructed by Dr. Carol Silverman
COST:  $395


 More about the Instructor 
Carol Silverman has had a varied research career – she specializes in urban sociology and poverty and inequality. She has conducted research in housing policy, consumer run mental health services and nonprofits and philanthropy and restorative justice at UC Berkeley in the schools of Social Welfare and Law as well as at USF.  She currently serves as the Director of Program Evaluation at Telecare Corporation, a large mental health service provider. She has taught at SFSU, UC Berkeley and New College of California. Her PhD is in Sociology from UCB.



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