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2005, FHI 360
The publication is one of the best guides on using qualitative research methods. It covers the following topics: Module 1 – Qualitative Research Methods Overview Module 2 – Participant Observation Module 3 – In-Depth Interviews Module 4 – Focus Groups Module 5 – Data Documentation and Management
2009, Médecins du Monde
This practically written document familiarises aid workers, who are not specialists in social sciences, with qualitative data collection and analysis.
2019, ACF, LSHTM
Wash'Em is a process for rapidly designing evidence-based and context-adapted handwashing behaviour change interventions, especially in the emergency contexts. The Wash’Em process involves using 5 rapid assessment tools to understand behaviour, using observations, interviews, videos and other methods.
2015, Practical Action
The publication provides useful guidance on several qualitative research methods, including semi-structured interviews, focus group interviews, observations, and various participatory methods. The document is relatively long but you can easily focus just on the topic you are interested in.