Teaching qualitative research is often conceptualized as a craft practiced by a “master” and “apprentice”. To incorporate an experiential learning approach into qualitative courses (or courses that touch on qualitative methodologies), it is useful to develop in-class activities that encompass different forms of active learning. It has been evidenced that this approach bridges the gap between theory and practice, and provides students with real-world skills. For example, students can conduct observations, interviews, focus groups, etc., related to constructs of interest. Activities that incorporate these research techniques can be followed up by data analysis and a summary of results, to parallel real-world research practices. Aronson Fontes and Piercy (2002) presented examples of in-class qualitative research activities. Click here to see some examples!