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Qualitative Research Methods in Health

This set of six courses aims to equip delegates with the knowledge and skills to understand, design and conduct high quality qualitative research. By attending all six day courses you will gain a clear understanding of the principles of qualitative research as well as practising skills including interviewing, running a focus group, data analysis, oral presentation and academic writing. Learning will be assessed through planning and writing a protocol for a qualitative research project. Which counts as 15 Credits towards an MSc. There is about a hour of reading required in advance of each day course, all courses will be from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Course outline

Day 1: Understanding Qualitative Research Methods  (13 Jan 2016)
Day 2:Qualitative Interviewing - Theory and Practice (27 Jan 2016)
Day 3:Focus Groups in Qualitative Research – Theory and Practice (10 Feb 2016)
Day 4: Qualitative Data Analysis  (24 Feb 2016)
Day 5: Designing a Qualitative Study (9 Mar 2016)
Day 6: Writing Qualitative Research (16 Mar 2016)


" It was great to work with a variety of course facilitators" - PhD Student (2014)

" The presenters were very engaging" - PhD Student (2014)

" The role play was very valuable being interviewer, interviewee and observer, this gave me important insights in what works well and what to avoid. The sharing of experience with other people on the course is very motivating for me." - Research Nurse (2014)

"The format of the session encourage good group discussion with different people and got 'expert' feedback!" - PhD student (2013)

"Helpful in giving a basic idea and food for thought in how to design future research" - Trial Manager (2012)

"I was able to refine my interview technique and learn how to conduct an in-depth interview" - Research Associate (2012)

"very useful. wish I'd had it in my degree!" - Clinical Research Fellow

"I found the course very useful in structuring my ideas for a qualitative PhD proposal" - Prospective PhD student (2011)


Fees & registration

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These sessions are for Masters level students, PhD students and research staff to acquire the knowledge and skills to design and conduct good quality qualitative research. No previous experience of qualitative research is necessary, but it is essential to read the recommended papers in advance.

For queries about the course content, please contact Julia Bailey

To register or for administrative queries, please contact Fiona Giles

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