SEAMEO RECFON held a workshop on qualitative study for data collection and data analysis in the field on 9-10 October 2023 in SEAMEO RECFON Office. The participants of this workshop were post-graduate students, researchers, and RECFON staff who have research topics on qualitative study.

Each topic in this workshop was delivered by the three resource persons. The topics about “The iterative qualitative research process” and “Data analysis at desk” were presented by Dr. Judhiastuty Februhartanty (SEAMEO RECFON). Meanwhile, pre-workshop assignment and case study were also explained by Dr. Luh Ade Wiradnyani (SEAMEO RECFON), and Pramesthi Widya Hapsari, M.Gizi (Jenderal Soedirman University).

The participants also learned coding simulation for qualitative study using Excel and Dedoose which was explained by Pramesthi Widya Hapsari, M.Gizi. This workshop also discussed research topic of the participants as well as their planning to conduct the research. At the end, workshop evaluation was conducted to collect opinion from the participants about the workshop and its future improvement.

Okky Lupita, Staff of Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, “I have never conducted qualitative research directly. I have only been a mentor to one student who was conducting qualitative research. I suggest having an extended workshop with a longer duration and a hands-on approach, for example, analyzing data, taking notes, and addressing issues related to ethics and data collection preparation.”

Siti Nurokhmah, Postgraduate Student on Nutrition Science, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia,”Thank you to the facilitators and the organizing committee for the opportunity to participate in this workshop. I have gained a lot of valuable insights related to qualitative research. Since my background is in qualitative research, but for my Ph.D. studies, I need to use a mixed-method approach. In this workshop, I have gained clarity from the information I’ve read. The pre-workshop assignments and the discussions during the workshop have been very beneficial and will serve as valuable notes for my future research.”