#GuildChat for 01/26/18: Qualitative Research & Data in L&D

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, January 26 at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Our topic for this week’s chat is on Qualitative Research and Data in L&D. 

GuildChat_LogoQuantitative research, data and tools for collecting and analyzing have taken center stage in the era of big data. However Qualitative data is quite valuable as a component to informing our solution designs as well as interpreting their impact.

This week on #GuildChat we look closer at qualitative research use in L&D and what value the data holds in our designs and evaluations of outcomes. Are you using qualitative research approaches today? What works for you and how do you use the data you collect?  Join us to share and learn from your peers!

Prospective questions:

Q1. What are ways you collect qualitative data? Why these methods?
Q2. What kinds of information is qualitative data particularly great at highlighting?
Q3. What are some ways quALITative data can enhance quANTITative data?
Q4. What about qualitative data can make it so persuasive? Is this always a good thing?
Q5. Qualitative data can be subjective. What are some tips you have for making it less so?
When can qualitative data be a bad fit?
Q6. One approach in customer qualitative research is (product) co-creation exercises. What are the pros and cons of this approach with learning solutions?
Q7. How receptive are stakeholders/leaders to qualitative data over quantitative data? Why?
Q8. How can xAPI be leveraged for qualitative data collection/analysis?
Q9. What tips do you have for collecting qualitative data efficiently?



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