Welcome to SIQEM

SSRI’s Initiative on Qualitative, Ethnographic, and Mixed-Methods Research aims to enable scholars of all levels at Duke to become conversant in a diverse range of research traditions, methods of design, data collection techniques, and data analysis strategies.

We provide a range of support for researchers who are learning and advancing qualitative research agendas on campus.

  • Director of SSRI (Economics and Sanford School of Public Policy)
  • Dean of the Social Sciences (Sociology)
  • Associate Director of SSRI
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    We offer other services and guidance for researchers in addition to funding, free software, workshops, and consulting. Please contact us for more information on these services.


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    Tim Buthe, Political Science
    This course offers a systematic exploration of key issues in research design and methods: examines epistemology, observation and description, causality, case selection, and case study research design. It also covers... more
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    Charlotte Clark, Nicholas School of the Environment
    This seminar focuses on the needs of graduate students considering or involved in qualitative research, with an emphasis on applied tools: project design, data collection, data analysis, and interpretation. Mixed... more
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    Pam Edwards, School of Nursing
    This course provides students with the opportunity to explore a wide range of methods that can be used to evaluate student learning, with the exception of multiple-choice tests and clinical performance since those... more
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    Amanda Flaim, Sanford School of Public Policy
    This course comprises a rigorous introduction to qualitative methods of inquiry through two overlapping trajectories of engagement. First, students learn how to collect, manage, analyze, and represent qualitative data... more
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