Marie-Hélène Paré, BSW, MSc, MSW 

French, English, Spanish, Catalan

Location training services:
Worldwide and Online

Certified for:
NVivo (March 2020 release); NVivo 10 - 12 for Windows
NVivo for Mac
NVivo for Teams

About Marie-Hélène:

Marie-Hélène Paré (ORCID) teaches qualitative research methods at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) and is a freelance methodologist in qualitative data analysis. She was educated in Quebec, Beirut and Oxford where she read social work.

A clinician by training, she moved from clinical practice to academia in 2003 where she has been teaching research teams the art and science of qualitative analysis, the nuts and bolts of doing it in NVivo and the strategies for getting it published. Marie-Hélène has been an NVivo user for 19 years, an NVivo consultant for 15 years and a Certified Platinum Trainer for QSR International for 10 years where she is part of the training team that teaches the NVivo online courses. She is a sought-after qualitative consultant and trainer, having taught seminars and courses in qualitative analysis in more than forty universities and research centres worldwide.

Additionally, she is the annual instructor of the introductory and advanced courses in qualitative data analysis at the ECPR Winter and Summer School in Germany and Hungary, at the IPSA-NUS Summer School in Singapore and the FLAMES Summer School in Belgium. Marie-Hélène’s method expertise lies in qualitative content analysisthematic analysiscross-case and within-case analysisgrounded theory and qualitative research synthesis. Both her substantive research in participatory practices in humanitarian interventions and her methodological interests are informed by critical realism, while her knowledge of the methods in qualitative analysis spans from post-positivism, interpretivism to post-structuralism.

Publications & presentations at international conferences include:

  • Ogresta, J., Rezo, I., Kožljan, P., Paré, M.-H., & Ajduković, M. (2020). Why Do We Drop Out? Typology of Dropping Out of High School. Youth & Society: Advanced online publication. doi:
  • Fàbregues, S., & Paré, M.-H. (2018). Appraising the quality of mixed methods research in nursing: a qualitative case study of nurse researchers’ views. Nursing Inquiry, e12247. doi: 10.1111/nin.12247.
  • Fàbregues, S., Paré, M.-H., & Meneses, J. (2018). Operationalizing and Conceptualizing Quality in Mixed Methods Research: A Multiple Case Study of the Disciplines of Education, Nursing, Psychology, and Sociology. Journal of Mixed Methods Research. doi: 10.1177/1558689817751774
  • Fàbregues, S. & Paré, M-H. Nurse researchers' views on the quality of mixed methods research: a qualitative study. MMIRA Conference 2018. 22-25 August 2018. Vienna, Austria.
  • Paré, M-H. Challenges & Opportunities for North-South Research Partnership. Frankfurt Research Center for Postcolonial Studies International Conference. 2 July 2015. Frankfurt, Germany. 
  • Paré, M-H. User Participation in Mental Health Services: findings of a systematic review. Global Mental Health Forum Conference. 27-28 September 2013. London, UK.
  • Paré, M-H & Fàbregues, S. Relevance and application of mixed methods work in psychosocial support in humanitarian settings. 6th Mixed Methods International Conference. 8-10 July 2010. Baltimore, USA. 
  • Paré, M-H & Fàbregues, S. Participatory practices in mental health care and research conducted on, for, or with affected communities in humanitarian settings. XVII International Sociological Association, World Congress of Sociology. 11-17 July 2010. Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Paré, M-H. Convergence strategies in triangulation design: a review of current practices. 5th Annual International Mixed Methods Conference. 8-11 July 2009. Harrogate, UK.
  • Paré, M-H & Fàbregues, S. Aproximación integrada al análisis de marcos interpretativos en artículos periodísticos. XI Congreso de Metodología de las Ciencias Sociales y de la Salud. 16-18 September 2009. Málaga, Spain 
  • Paré, M-H. Qureshi, A & Revollo, H-W. A Cochrane mixed methods review on the effectiveness and appropriateness of psychotherapeutic interventions for migrants. 4th Annual International Mixed Methods Conference. 21-23 July 2008. Cambridge, UK
  • Paré, M-H & Fàbregues, S. Triangulation design in humanitarian scholarship. 4th Annual International Mixed Methods Conference. 21-23 July 2008. Cambridge, UK
  • Paré, M-H. A global study on local participation in disaster mental health projects. International Forum on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings Conference, World Federation For Mental Health. 28-29 August 2008. London, UK.
  • Paré, M-H. The use of qualitative and quantitative software in a mixed methods triangulation research design. CAQDAS 07 Conference: Advances in Qualitative Computing. 18-20 April 2007. Egham. UK.
  • Paré, M-H. The challenges of mixed methods design in a global study on disaster mental health. 3rd Annual International Mixed Methods Conference. 9-11 July 2007. Cambridge, UK.
  • Paré, M-H. What difference does local participation make in mental health intervention and research conducted in complex emergencies? 2nd Annual International Mixed Methods Conference. 10-11 July 2006. Cambridge, UK.
  • Paré, M-H. Analysing mixed data sources with grounded theory in NVivo. 6th International QSR Conference on Strategies in Qualitative Research. 21-23 September 2005. Durham, UK.
  • Paré, M-H. Making the best of EndNote and NVivo in the literature review. 6th International QSR Conference on Strategies in Qualitative Research. 21-23 September 2005. Durham, UK.