Qualitative Research Methods In Health

This set of five courses aims to equip delegates with the knowledge and skills to understand, design and conduct high quality qualitative research. By attending all five 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 course will be from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

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 Tim Curry

Day 1: Understanding qualitative methods  (22 January 2015)
Day 2: Focus groups in qualitative research – theory and practice (5 February 2015)
Day 3:Designing a topic guide and in-depth interviewing  (26 February 2015)
Day 4: Qualitative Data analysis  (12 March 2015)
Day 5: Designing a qualitative study (26 March 2015)

 "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)

All course tutors have extensive experience in conducting qualitative research, and are also experienced teachers. 

Julia Bailey

Julia Bailey is senior clinical lecturer in the e-Health Unit at University College London. She also works as a doctor in sexual health clinics in East London. Julia's research interests include sexual health, e-Health, doctor-patient interaction, and qualitative methodology especially discourse analysis.

Fiona Stevenson

Fiona Stevenson is a senior lecturer in medical sociology at University College London. Her research is broadly encompassed by the overarching theme of perceptions, communication and interactions about treatment. She has expertise in original research as well as educational strategies to apply research findings into practice. Her methodological expertise lies in qualitative methods, both in relation to thematic analysis and discourse / conversation analysis.

Kate Walters

Kate Walters is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care at University College London, and a practicing GP. Her research interests are in primary care mental health and older people and in mixed methods research including qualitative research and the development of complex interventions.

Kalpa Kharicha

Kalpa Kharicha is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Ageing Population Studies at University College London. Her main research interests are in health and well-being in later life and she has experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Deborah Haworth

Deborah Haworth is a Trial Manager/ Senior Research Associate on the ProAct65+ in the Department of Primary Care & Population Health. She has worked substantially on a number of projects investigating the health and wellbeing of older adults.

Jane Wilcock

Jane Wilcock is a Senior Research Fellow and trial manager at University College London. Jane has worked for several years in dementia research. She has been involved in studies exploring sensitive and complex topics from multiple perspectives. As well as in recruiting hard to reach populations.

Jane has experience with a range of research methods and has an interest in emerging technologies.

The fee is £800 for all 5 sessions or £195 per session, this fee includes tuition, materials, lunches and refreshments, but excludes travel or accommodation.

on completion of all sessions you are eligible for:

  • Certificate of attendance from University College London
  • 15 Credits towards an MSc qualification

If you'd like to apply, please send through your Registration form to Tim Curry.

Please Note: If you no longer wish to take part in the course you must let us know 2 weeks prior to the course date.

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