Designing and Reporting Qualitative Clinical Research


This is a virtual event, accessible online. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


This workshop provides an overview of qualitative methods, with a focus upon the design and publication of clinical research. Attendees will learn about key features of common qualitative methods and epistemological approaches to inquiry. Together, we will consider the methodological integrity of research designs to support workshop attendees to develop rigorous qualitative studies and increase the fidelity and utility of their findings. They will learn how to select methods to achieve their goals, and how to adapt procedures to their clinical questions, settings, and research participant characteristics. In addition, we will discuss standards for reporting qualitative research within journal articles. Original webcast date: November 16, 2018.

Learning Objective 1
Discuss methodological integrity and its components, fidelity and utility.

Learning Objective 2
Describe how epistemological perspectives influence the application and evaluation of methods.

Learning Objective 3
Describe how qualitative research reporting differs from quantitative research reporting.


Heidi M. Levitt, PhD

Dr. Levitt is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at The University of Massachusetts Boston. She is chair of the working group to develop journal article reporting standards for qualitative research for the American Psychological Association (APA). In addition, she chaired the task force to develop recommendations and resources for designing and reviewing qualitative research for the Society of Qualitative Inquiry a section of APA Division 5 (Quantitative and Qualitative Methods). She has been associate editor for journals, Qualitative Psychology and Psychotherapy Research, and fellow of Divisions 5, 12, 32, and 44.

Continuing Education

3.0 CE
Production Date:


Price: $80.00

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