Qualitative Research Methods in Health Courses

This Qualitative Research Methods in Health course aims to equip delegates with the knowledge and skills to understand, design and conduct high quality qualitative research.

Registration will open in April 2019.

By attending all five days 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 and developing and presenting a research protocol.

There is about an hour of reading required in advance of each day course, to help delegates get the most out of the course.  As far as possible, the day is tailored to the research that participants are planning/conducting at the time of the course.  

All courses will be from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Course outline

Day 1: Understanding Qualitative Research Methods  (4 Nov 2019)

Day 2: Qualitative Interviewing - Theory and Practice (5 Nov 2019) 

Day 3: Focus Groups in Qualitative Research – Theory and Practice (6 Nov 2019) 

Day 4: Qualitative Data Analysis  (7 Nov 2019)

Day 5: Designing a Qualitative Study (8 Nov 2019) 

A separate session on how to write up qualitative research will be held later in the year - Writing Qualitative Research (5th December 2019).  


"Great facilitators - friendly and very helpful" Psychologist (2017)

"Really good! I felt we could talk about all our experiences and doubts.  It was good get feedback and answers for my project and I also learned from other." PhD student (2017)

"Excellent introduction, I feel much more confident to start interviewing now." - Academic Clinical Fellow (2016)

"Very useful and practical session" - PhD student (2016)

" 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)

For any questions about the course please see our FAQs page (link)


Fees & registration

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 and Fiona Stevenson.

To register or for administrative queries, please contact Ayan Robleh.

We are also able to offer customised and bespoke short courses for qualitative research methods. For information on fees and further details please contact us.