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Course Overview

Learn how to write a great qualitative research report, even if you have never done so before.

What makes for a great qualitative research report? It needs to synthesize and present qualitative research findings in a way that your audience will find useful.  And that is not as easy as it may sound. Qualitative information can be complex and rich—analyzing it properly takes discipline, and presenting it so that others can grasp key results requires careful planning.

The options for analyzing and reporting qualitative research results are taught here in a fun, practical way.

In this 4-part program, Instructor Kathryn Korostoff teaches students how to analyze qualitative information in order to address project objectives, and how to report the findings using various text, visual display, and multimedia approaches. This is useful for learners who are writing for internal or external clients. 

Upon course completion, you will be able to: 

  • Create a timeline for writing a great research report
  • Choose the best structure for a qualitative research report
  • Use structured analysis to ensure thorough synthesis of your qualitative data
  • Produce a report that will ignite insights

As a student, you get lots of helpful videos, readings and reference material.

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Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • Getting Ready to Rock!

    • Access Your Live Sessions Here

  • 2

    Analyzing Qualitative Data

    • Pre-Assignment: Sample Report Quiz

    • Lesson Plan

    • Analyzing Qualitative Data [Lecture]

    • Analyzing Qualitative Data [Lecture Part 1B related to Assignment A]

    • Analyzing Qualitative Data [Slide Viewer]

    • Analyzing Qualitative Data [Slide File Download]

    • Assignment A: Polar Refrigerators Structured Analysis Case Study

    • Sample Report on Focus Group Research: Not all Reports are PPT-based

  • 3

    Writing Executive-ready Management Summaries & Recommendations

    • Lesson Plan

    • Writing Executive-ready Management Summaries & Recommendations [Lecture]

    • Writing Executive-ready Management Summaries & Recommendations [Slide Viewer]

    • Writing Executive-ready Management Summaries & Recommendations [Slide File Download]

    • Assignment B: Writing Practice

  • 4

    All About Verbatims & Visuals

    • Lesson Plan

    • All About Verbatims & Visuals [Lecture]

    • All About Verbatims & Visuals [Slide Viewer]

    • All About Verbatims & Visuals [Slide File Download]

    • Assignment C: Crafting Client-Ready Management Summary Slides

  • 5

    Final Touches & Delivering "Bad News"

    • Read Before Part 4: Important Business Writing Tips

    • Lesson Plan

    • Final Touches & Delivering "Bad News" [Lecture]

    • Final Touches & Delivering "Bad News" [Slide Viewer]

    • Final Touches & Delivering "Bad News" [Slide File Download]

    • Sample Qualitative Reports on Ad Testing

  • 6

    Bonus Resources

    • Samples of Qualitative Reports

    • Recommended Reading & Viewing

    • Qual Report Style Guide Example

    • Research Rockstar Report Template Download: Free for Our Students

  • 7


    • Your Rockstar Status Awaits: Final Assessment

  • 8

    Our Short Feedback Survey

    • Your candid feedback helps us improve

Meet Your Instructor

Ronda Slaven

Market & Consumer Insights Professional and Educator

Ronda Slaven is a Market Research & Consumer Insights professional with over 20 years of experience leading strategic research initiatives across a variety of industries such as financial service, consumer packaged goods and retail. ​ Ronda is currently the Market Insights Leader at Synchrony Financial where she manages a team focused on business, consumer and competitor insights as well as macro-trends. In 2014, Ronda aided Synchrony Financial through its' separation from General Electric; helping guide the build of a new brand position in the market through research and insights. ​ Prior to Synchrony, Ronda held various research leadership roles at Heinz North America, Alliance Data Systems, and spent 5 years on the supplier side managing a focus group facility in Columbus, OH. ​ In addition to her research expertise, Ronda considers herself a strong consumer advocate, always looking for opportunities to bring the voice of the customer to the forefront of business. Recently, Ronda has enjoyed spending time mentoring and educating college students in a variety of areas related to market research and consumer insights. ​ Ronda lives in Beavercreek, OH with her husband and two daughters. ​

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