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Undergraduate Summer Research Programs - SPUR, SUMR, & SIRE: Qualitative Research Design


Many of you are interested in conducting interviews, creating surveys, or otherwise conducting some kind of qualitative research for your projects. This page gives you some links to different references (mostly books) on these subjects.

If you would like to locate additional resources besides the ones below, try searching these Subject Headings in the Subject Heading Keyword field in Franklin:

As Penn students, you also have access to Qualtrics, software for creating and distributing surveys and collecting survey data.

General Guides

Here are a few general guides to conducting qualitative research:

Focus Groups

Here are a few focus-goup specific books for if you will be running focus groups as part of your SPUR or SIRE research:

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