Wednesday, 9am - 1pm 

Workshop 1:

Doing (Reflexive) Thematic Analysis: A Practical Introduction 

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Professor Dr

Virginia Braun

The University of Auckland

This workshop will introduce participants to the popular qualitative analytic method of thematic analysis. The workshop will mix information and practical activities. I will describe different approaches to thematic analysis, and key design and conceptual considerations for good TA practice. Activities and tools for doing thematic analysis will be focused particularly on a reflexive approach. In particular, we will give attention to the early phases of coding and theme development. Participants will all work on a shared dataset, and individually and collaboratively build towards analytic insight. Participants will be provided materials ahead of the workshop, and will be asked to do some preparatory work in this regard, so that they can get the most from the practical activities.



Workshop 2:

Process of Supervision: Perspective of Supervisor and Supervisee and Quality Rigor of Qualitative Research

Professor Dr Khatijah

Lim Abdullah

Sunway University

Professor Dr. 

Ismi Arif Ismail

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Workshop 3:

Writing Effectively for Qualitative Research: Making Critical Connections

Dr Chong Su Li

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

Dr Vighnarajah

Veritas University College

This workshop introduces key principles and approaches to making critical connections in writing effectively for qualitative research. Using hands-on activities, we will discuss the essence of qualitative writing and roles of various chapters in documenting qualitative research work. We will also scrutinize philosophical underpinnings of qualitative research and how it connects with the narrative and analytics of data interpretation. Finally, participants will be given time to engage  in the writing process to make their own critical connections to get their writing going. 

This workshops targets postgraduate students and  researchers who would like further explore effective qualitative writing. 

Participants are encouraged to bring along their research questions and preliminary dataset to facilitate the writing exercise.

Wednesday, 1pm - 5pm 

Workshop 4:

Grounded Theory for Beginners


Professor Dr.

Tong Seng Fah

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

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Datin ChM. Dr.

Ng Soo Boon

SEGI University

Beginning grounded theory methods (GTMs) may seem to be a daunting task. Well, it need not be so. This workshop aims to introduce the concepts and methods of GTMs in order for you to begin a project using this method. Thus, it covers not just an introduction and justification for GTM but skills to start doing a grounded theory study, i.e. data collection and analysis.


It helps if the participants have some basic understanding of qualitative approach, but this is not a pre-requisite.


The workshops will have exercises in between short didactic sessions.


Further reading materials will be given to strengthen participants’ understanding and skills in undertaking GTM.

Workshop 5: 

Phenomenology: Comparing Different Approaches

Professor Dr Khatijah

Lim Abdullah

Sunway University


Dr Irmi Zarina Ismail

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)