Purpose and Mission
The purpose of the qualitative research SIG is to bring people from all levels of experience and from different disciplines together learn how to make effective use of qualitative research methods.
Current SIG Goals
- To build skills in qualitative research methods among SIG members
- To bring together researchers and educators from different disciplines to learn about and build expertise in qualitative research methods.
- To build a cadre of qualitative researchers who can serve as a resource to the Academic Pediatrics Association and as mentors to APA members.
At the annual PAS meeting in San Francisco in 2017, we were thrilled to team up with the Medical Student Education SIG for a combined session. We had a lively icebreaker where we counted the syllables in our names and then described the meanings of our names. Through brief didactics and small group activities, we focused on how qualitative research can enhance medical education projects. Participants developed qualitative research questions and did a coding exercise.
We wrapped up with a short business meeting where we thanked thank Eve Colson for her many years of service to the SIG from its very inception, and look forward to her and other past chair’s (Jan Hanson and Dorene Balmer) ongoing guidance to help with the above goals. We are pleased to welcome Caroline Paul as the new co-chair.
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