Resource Guides

Resource Guides are meant to be “beginner-level” or “101” sources to support researchers in learning the basics of qualitative research Each was created by a QualLab Graduate Research Associated and/or Graduate Student Board member. The student who authored the resource guide is listed on the front page. Each Guide includes introductory descriptions and references. Visit our “Resource Bibliographies by Research Method” pages for more details and references, take EHE courses with our award-winning faculty, and explore our External Qual Links for learning materials beyond OSU. If you have questions or additions, please contact us at

The QualLab Resource Guides & Webinar Links are below: 

Resource Guide: Qualitative Research 101: ​ The “Top 5” Methodologies

Webinar: How to Write Up Findings Convo with Doc Students

Interviews & Focus Groups

Narrative Inquiry 

Grounded Theory

Discourse Analysis

Critical Qualitative Inquiry



Institutional Review Board 

Software Access for EHE Students
The QualLab & EHE OIT, in an effort to continue to provide EHE students, faculty, and staff with the best tools available for qualitative researchers, are proud to announce that NVivo and Transana software are now available and ready for use in 329 Ramseyer computer lab. NVivo software is useful for large datasets, research teams, and beyond. Transana software provides the latest software in transcribing audio and digital video data. For more information, please direct links to various software options in the QualLab Dashboard of Resources.