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Seeking Grad Student for Qualitative Coding and Transcribing

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network to Advance Care for Children with Medical Complexity (CMC CoIIN) housed in Boston University School of Social Work’s Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health is in search of a graduate student or PhD candidate to transcribe and code a recent set of focus group conversations. Family engagement is an important aspect of this HRSA-funded project to improve care for children with complex medical conditions, and the data from these family focus groups will be used to improve family experience and the amplification of family voices. 

Project Details:

  • Experience: The team is looking for someone with transcription and coding experience, though there is no preference on what software will be used. We encourage you to use NVivo, though other software types will be considered.
  • Timeline: The focus group recordings are ready for immediate transcription. There are 9 total recordings (from 9 different states across the country) and range from about 1.5 to 2 hours each. The predicted amount of time for transcription is about 75 hours and the predicted amount of time for coding is 150 hours, though these are flexible and approximate. Transcription and coding will need to be done by January 1, 2020, and ideally analysis will be done by then as well.
  • Data Analysis: The team is also looking for this data to be analyzed for inclusion in our overall evaluation and to assist the state team participants in their continuous quality improvement efforts around family engagement. If you also have experience with data analysis, please let us know.


Graduate students will receive between $15 and $18 per hour, based on experience level, for work on this project.

To Apply: 

Please contact Libbi Ethier, Program Manager for the CMC CoIIN, at [email protected] as soon as possible for additional details and to express interest. We look forward to working with you!