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Advanced Qualitative Methods hosted by the Qualitative Methods Learning Collaborative

Freelisting: A Qualitative Interviewing Technique

by Stacey Hockett Sherlock, MAA ; Shimrit Keddem, PhD, MPH, MUSA
Seminar date: 11/10/2022

Description: Freelisting is a qualitative interviewing technique that has recently grown in popularity. It is an excellent tool for rapidly exploring how groups of people think about and define a particular health-related domain and is well suited for engaging communities and identifying shared priorities. Dr. Shimrit Keddem and Ms. Stacey Hockett Sherlock will outline the process for conducting freelisting studies and provide examples.
Audience: Any researcher who is interested in learning about new qualitative techniques
Please take some time to fill out this optional ‘Freelisting Survey’ .

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