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Paul Mihas

Assistant Director of Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
231E Davis Library

Paul Mihas is the Assistant Director of Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the former managing editor of Social Forces, a journal of sociology published at the University of North Carolina Press.

He has partnered with ResearchTalk Inc. since 2001 as a senior qualitative analysis consultant and has lectured on qualitative methods, software, and strategies for analysis at several universities, including the University of Puerto Rico and Howard University. Since 2013, he has taught at the Global School in Empirical Research Methods at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He has also served as faculty at the annual Qualitative Research Summer Intensive and as a mentor at ResearchTalk’s Qualitative Data Analysis Camps.

Mihas is a co-author with Ray Maietta on Sort and Sift, Think and Shift (forthcoming, Routledge). His interests include mixed methods and incorporating memo writing in analysis; his current research focuses on cancer survivors and identities of survivorship.

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Paul is available to provide consulting and support in the following areas:

  • Qualitative & mixed methods research
    – Generic qualitative
    – Thematic qualitative research
    – Phenomenology
    – Ethnography
    – Case study
    – Narrative analysis
  • Study design
  • Data analysis
  • Research product development

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