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Philip Adu

Methodology Expert
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Dr. Philip Adu is a Methodology Expert at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP). He has spent over eight years at TCSPP providing methodology support to doctoral students. He has designed and taught numerous research method courses. He is skilled in demystifying the qualitative analysis process, including how to use qualitative data analysis software (QDAS).

Biography

As a Methodology Expert at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), Dr. Philip Adu provides support to dissertating students on their methodology related issues. He was a Program Lead – overseeing the implementation of the Ed.D. in Educational Psychology and Technology program at TCSPP. Dr. Adu was an Adjunct Professor of Educational Psychology at West Virginia University. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Ghana and a Master’s degree in International Development Studies from Ohio University. In 2011, he completed his Doctoral degree in Education: with a concentration in Learning, Instructional, Design and Technology from West Virginia University. Dr. Adu is specialized in program planning and evaluation, curriculum development, and technology integration. He was involved in diverse program planning and evaluation projects such as a National Science Foundation funded project, “Engineers of Tomorrow”, and “Quality Rating and Improvement for West Virginia Child Care”, which was funded by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. Dr. Adu has made several presentations at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual conference. He also served as a reviewer of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research.

Dr. Adu has extensive knowledge and skills in conducting research (especially qualitative research), and designing and teaching research method courses. He developed and taught Statistics, Qualitative Research, Action Research, and Program Evaluation courses in the International Psychology program, and Educational Psychology and Technology program at TCSPP. His unique way of demystifying and simplifying qualitative data analysis processes to his audience during webinars (posted in YouTube) has been a great help to many. In addition, Dr. Adu has expertise in using NVivo (a qualitative analysis software) to conduct qualitative analysis. An example of this can be found in his popular NVivo blog post, “Perfecting the Art of Qualitative Coding”.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Doctoral advising, Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research, Program Planning and Evaluation, and Concept Mapping (using Multidimensional Scaling and Hierarchical Cluster Analysis).

Personal Interests

    Machine learning enthusiast

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Step-by-Step Guide to Qualitative Data Coding - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

 Implications for teacher education

Recruiting Appalachian girls to STEM educational and career paths: Implications for teacher education


Published: Mar 30, 2019 by Implications for teacher education
Authors: Curtis, R., Kher, N., Winn, G., Hensel, R., & Adu, P.
Subjects: Education

We sought to better understand how to effectively recruit females from Appalachian high schools into engineering higher education degree paths and support them so that they ultimately enter STEM-related careers. Findings from a survey of Appalachian high school students suggested ways recruiting and retention efforts should be modified to attract more Appalachian girls to engineering...

Training and Education in Professional Psychology

Development and preliminary evaluation of a doctoral dissertation support center.


Published: Aug 01, 2018 by Training and Education in Professional Psychology
Authors: Glazek, K. J., Adu, P., & McFeeters, B. B.
Subjects: Education

Although there is broad agreement that doctoral students need to be competent as researchers and writers, research has shown that they are often ill-prepared in these areas at the time of starting their dissertations. However, research also shows that resources to support these students in the development of research and writing skills are often lacking...

Journal of Online Doctoral Education

Ethnic identity, other-group orientation, and comfort with sharing one’s ethnicity in an online graduate learning environment


Published: Jun 29, 2017 by Journal of Online Doctoral Education
Authors: Rabas, A., Delic-Ovcina, L., Hardy, L., Pecanha, V. C, Adu, P., Masson, T., & Grimm, M.
Subjects: Education

As institutions of higher learning education continue to provide and as minority students continue to enroll in online courses, it is important to explore the degree to which these students’ ethnic identities relate to their online learning experiences. The purpose of the current study was to investigate whether graduate students’ ethnic identity and other-group orientation scores, as measured by the Multi-Group Ethnic Identity Questionnaire...

Photos

News

'NVivo Podcast: "The Art of Qualitative Coding"

By: Philip Adu
Subjects: Archaeology, Business, Management and Accounting, Education, Political Science, Politics & International Relations

I was featured on 'NVivo Podcast Series - Between the Data' to talk about "The Art of Qualitative Coding".

I was interviewed by Dr. Stacy Penna.

Below is the recording!

Episode 9: The Art of Qualitative Coding

Top 10 Amazon "best-selling new and future releases" under "Social Sciences Research" category

By: Philip Adu
Subjects: Education, Research Methods

My book, 'A Step-by-Step Guide to Qualitative Data Coding' is among the top 10 Amazon "best-selling new and future releases" under "Social Sciences Research" category as at 4/13/19

Source: https://lnkd.in/e3sUmsi

Videos

Coding Qualitative Data: A Practical Guide to Completing Qualitative Analysis

Published: Nov 09, 2019

This presentation (by Dr. Philip Adu) was about coding qualitative data. He presented in Dr. Lonnie Morris' Qualitative Methods class as a guest speaker.

Overview of my book, 'A Step-by-Step Guide to Qualitative Data Coding'

Published: May 05, 2019

This is an overview of my book, 'A Step-by-Step Guide to Qualitative Data Coding'. You get 20% discount through Routledge (https://lnkd.in/evv4Zvc). For instructors, request for a free inspection copy by going to: https://lnkd.in/eB5azT2 You can also get your copy through: Amazon (paperback): https://lnkd.in/ed-__Zc Amazon (ebook): https://lnkd.in/ejWdKzi For questions about this book, please email: [email protected]

Qualitative analysis: Coding and categorizing data

Published: Mar 30, 2019

Data analysis is all about data reduction. But how do you reduce data without losing the meaning? What is the coding process? What coding strategies can you use? How do you make sure the categories or themes address your research question(s)? How do you present your qualitative findings in a meaningful manner? If you want answers to these questions, watch this video.

What to do with your Data: Qualitative research

Published: Sep 23, 2018

Conducting Manual Qualitative Analysis Using Microsoft Word (Part 1)

Published: Mar 30, 2019

This is about conducting manual coding using Microsoft Word. It focuses on discussing seven basic steps of conducting manual coding. Resource: https://www.slideshare.net/kontorphilip/conducting-manual-qualitative-analysis-using-word-document

Conducting Manual Qualitative Analysis Using Microsoft Word (Part 2)

Published: Mar 30, 2019

This is about conducting manual coding using Microsoft Word. It focuses on discussing seven basic steps of conducting manual coding. Resource: https://www.slideshare.net/kontorphilip/conducting-manual-qualitative-analysis-using-word-document

Using Sorting Strategy in Qualitative Analysis (Part 1)

Published: Apr 28, 2017

This is a short demonstration on how to use sorting strategy in moving from having codes to creating categories and themes. To access the PowerPoint, please go to: https://www.slideshare.net/kontorphilip/using-sorting-strategy-in-qualitative-analysis

Using Sorting Strategy in Qualitative Analysis (Part 2)

Published: Mar 30, 2019

This is a short NVivo demonstration on how to use sorting strategy in moving from having codes to creating categories and themes. To access the PowerPoint, please go to: https://www.slideshare.net/kontorphilip/using-sorting-strategy-in-qualitative-analysis

Introduction to NVivo: Making good use of the qualitative software

Published: Feb 08, 2018

We will answer the following questions and more: How would you make sure relevant statements in your data are coded to address the research question(s)? How would you make sure the themes generated best represent the data collected and address the research question(s)? When is it appropriate to use manual coding? How is manual coding different from software-aided coding such as NVivo? What are the basic features of NVivo?

Familiarizing yourself with QDA Miner Lite (A Free qualitative software)

Published: Apr 05, 2018

There are good number of qualitative data analysis software available to help facilitate the coding, categorization and visualization process. Some of them are free and user-friendly. One of them I explore is QDA Miner Lite. I demonstrate: how to import files, create demographic variables, code data, and visualize and export findings.