Qualitative Research Workshop with Special Guest Professor Johnny Saldaña


Professor Johnny Saldaña
Date and Time 
March 3, 2022
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Zoom Session
Event Sponsor 
Stanford University Libraries, Graduate School of Business - Library

Stanford Libraries is pleased to announce this qualitative data workshop taught by Johnny Saldaña. This is a featured event of the 2022 Gear Up for Social Science Data.

Register in advance to recieve workshop handouts.

Workshop organizer & moderator: Alesia Montgomery, Stanford Libraries.

The purpose of this three-hour workshop is to survey how narrative data can be inductively analyzed through different methods from the canon of qualitative inquiry heuristics. 
Approaches to the analysis of social media and interview data will be demonstrated, and participants will explore each of these methods with authentic data sets. The first is coding and categorizing the story of a senior adult woman’s health conditions through dramaturgical coding. The second is thematic analysis of a high school teacher’s narrative about her relationship with students. Additional workshop topics include analytic memos, constructing diagrams and matrices, found poetry, and analytic writing.  

Workshop content and participatory exercises are designed to provide participants with a sampling of analytic approaches to non-numeric data. These methods can be utilized with written and oral empirical materials for research, practice, and professional development. The workshop is targeted to graduate students and novices to qualitative research. 

Selected Publications


Johnny Saldaña is Professor Emeritus from Arizona State University’s School of Film, Dance, and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. 

His methods titles have been cited and referenced in more than 24,000 research studies conducted in over 135 countries in disciplines such as education, medicine and health care, technology and social media, business and economics, government and social services, the fine arts, engineering, and the social sciences. Saldaña’s research has received awards from the American Alliance for Theatre & Education, the National Communication Association – Ethnography Division, the American Educational Research Association’s Qualitative Research Special Interest Group, New York University’s Program in Educational Theatre, the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America, and the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.