Qualitative Methods


Kinshasa Phase 1: Using a timeline qualitative method

Kinshasa Phase 1: Using a timeline qualitative method

Phase 1 of the GEAS employed qualitative methods to better understand the gendered lives of adolescents around the world. These data were used to inform the measures that would later be used in Phase 2.

By the end of this module you should be able to…

  • Describe qualitative techniques employed in the GEAS.

  • Understand and engage critically with common qualitative research methods.

  • Begin developing skills in narrative interviewing.


This section will provide the theoretical background for commonly used qualitative techniques in the GEAS.

Click here for a list of accompanying training lectures and exercises.


This section will provide guidance and tips on interviewing adolescents and collecting quality data. Downloading the Qualitative Measures will also provide manuals for Field Coordinators and Interviewers.

Click here for a list of accompanying training lectures and exercises.


Our partners in Indonesia have been developing participatory techniques to enable VYAs to not only participate, but collect data as co-researchers. Learn more about their program here.