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ORIC Research & Commercialization Capacity Building Program

ORIC FUI under its “ORIC Research & Commercialization Capacity Building Program”, has organized a series of workshops from 8 th March to 31 st March, 2022 by renowned professional experts.
Seventh workshop of the series, titled “Qualitative Data Analysis Technique: Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis” was held on 31 st March, 2022 at Foundation University School of Health Sciences (FUSH). Around 25x faculty members attended the subject workshop. The resource person for this workshop was Dr. Saima Ehsan, Assistant Professor Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, FUSST.
The aim of the workshop was the practical introduction to the experiential, qualitative approach i.e. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) as a method for analyzing qualitative data. The introduction of IPA followed by a detailed presentation of the theoretical underpinnings of IPA. Dr Saima guided participants through the stages of conducting an IPA study i.e. design, data collection, analysis and write up. A couple of group activities for analysis using IPA were also carried out.
Dr. Shagufta Akhtar, Director ORIC presented the university souvenir to Dr. Saima Ehsan as a token of thanks and appreciation.


The Foundation University Islamabad (FUI), a project of Fauji Foundation was established under a federal charter in October 2002. The University's programmes of study have been duly accredited by Higher Education Commission (HEC), National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC).