VUMC HSR Qualitative Core

Overview of Services


The Qualitative Research Core offers consultative services to support investigators planning to conduct qualitative studies. Assistance is available for design, implementation and analysis.

Core services include:

  • Assistance with qualitative analysis i.e. cluster analysis, sequential analysis, discourse analysis, and media analysis, content analysis, taxonomic analysis and archival/historical analysis
  • Consults on developing focus group protocols
  • Training sessions on coding qualitative data
  • Developing interview protocols for in-depth interviews and semi-structured interviews
  • Training and information sessions on Photovoice
  • Consults on qualitative research design
  • Transcription services
  • Training for focus group moderators and interviewers
  • Naturalistic behavioral observation
  • Web-based collection of qualitative data
  • Collection of process evaluation data


Core Director: David Schlundt, Ph.D.

Core Coordinator: Kemberlee Bonnet, MA

For additional questions about this Core, please contact:   (phone 615-322-3207)


Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

8:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.     

2525 West End Avenue  

Links and Resources

VUMC HSR Qualitative Research Core Website

Vanderbilt and Meharry researchers ready to request resources, access the VICTR Resource Request section in StarBRITE to make a request.


Billing Number Activation

 VUMC Investigators with VUMC center numbers:
  All VUMC billing numbers are activated in iLab via a nightly feed from Workday. Grant Worktags are auto-assigned to the PI's lab group. All other funds (Cost Centers, Gift or Program Worktags) must be claimed within the PI's Lab Group.
 VU Investigators with VU CoA or POET numbers:
  VU users will manage the VU billing numbers via the webform on the VUMC Office of Research website
 Vanderbilt Investigators with VA (Veteran Affairs) funding: 
  Contact the VUMC Office of Research at to request access to your VA funding.  All investigators with VA funding are assigned a VA billing number (999999xxxx). The VUMC Office of Research manages VA billing numbers in coordination with the VA Research Administration.