Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Writing Qualitative Research

 Lead: Julia Bailey

In this session, we will discuss how to write up qualitative research (e.g. a research paper), including how to describe qualitative research for an academic/medical audience.  The session will address what constitutes good writing, and give students practice in conveying their ideas clearly in writing.  We will come up with some suggested solutions to barriers and blocks to writing.  Students will develop their own plans for their own research writing.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Understand debates and dilemmas in how to describe qualitative research for a (medical) academic audience
  • Practise conveying ideas clearly on paper
  • Identify barriers and blocks to writing
  • Have an outline plan for their own writing
" "The course has made me more comfortable to try writing"

PhD Student (2017)

" It was good to discuss writing openly with many people [...] I realized I had never shared my process with anyone before!

  Research Assistant (2017)