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 one-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 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  (11 Jan 2018)
Day 2: Qualitative Interviewing - Theory and Practice (25 Jan 2018)
Day 3: Focus Groups in Qualitative Research – Theory and Practice (8 Feb 2018)
Day 4: Qualitative Data Analysis  (22 Feb 2018)
Day 5: Designing a Qualitative Study (8 Mar 2018)
Day 6: Writing Qualitative Research (22 Mar 2018)


"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)

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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