Qualitative Research Methods
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|Dates||Mon 23 to Fri 27 Jun 2014|
|Application status||Applications being accepted|
|Course contact||If you have any questions about this course, please email email@example.com or telephone +44 (0) 1865 286941.|
There is increasing recognition that a wide range of social, political and economic factors may influence improvements in healthcare systems and outcomes. Experimental methods are not necessarily the most effective mechanism for answering research questions aimed at unpacking this complexity. Qualitative research explores how people make sense of their lives. It can help bridge the gap between scientific evidence and clinical practice by examining the attitudes, beliefs, and preferences of both patients and practitioners.
This module is designed to assist people who are planning a qualitative research project. Teaching will be led by Dr Jenny Hislop, Senior Researcher, Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford.Comments from previous participants:
"The imaginative teaching illustrated the processes perfectly"
"Excellent synthesis of detailed knowledge of the subject and facilitation of experiential learning. I have heard other people describe their disappointment with experiences of learning about qualitative research, elsewhere. I feel really lucky to have had such a good experience of learning both the science and art of QA."
"The module was well designed to allow practical / hands-on experience of writing up qualitative research results."
The last date for receipt of complete applications is Friday 6th June 2014. Regrettably, late applications cannot be accepted.
By the end of this module students will be able to:
- assess the use of qualitative research in evidence-based practice
- identify different methodological approaches to qualitative research
- search effectively for online resources using sensitive or specific search filters
- design qualitative research projects
- discuss key issues around recruitment and sampling in qualitative research
- write an interview schedule
- conduct in-depth interviews and ethnographic observation, and organise and run focus groups
- discuss some of the ethical issues associated with conducting qualitative research
- analyse qualitative data using a thematic approach
- appraise the quality of qualitative research
- discuss how to conduct qualitative synthesis and systematic reviews
- understand the process of writing up qualitative research for publication
- identify ways in which qualitative and quantitative methodologies can be combined in research
Dr Jenny Hislop
Role: Module Coordinator
Jenny Hislop is a Senior Qualitative Researcher.
Assessment methodsSubmission of an assignment of up to 4,000 words in which the participant describes an issue that they have investigated using a qualitative approach.
Accommodation is available at the Rewley House Residential Centre, within the Department for Continuing Education, in central Oxford.
Details of funding opportunities, including grants, bursaries, loans, scholarships and benefit information are available on our financial assistance page.
- Programme Fee
- Students enrolled on MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care: £1575.00
- Students enrolled on Postgraduate Cert in Health Research: £1575.00
- Students enrolled on Postgraduate Dip in Health Research: £1575.00
- Short course in health sciences: £1890.00
Apply for this course
To apply for the course you should:
- be a graduate or have successfully completed a professional training course
- have at least two years' professional work experience in the health service or a health-related field
- identify a work based problem for which you will be seeking evidence
- be able to combine intensive classroom learning with the application of the principles and practices of evidence-based health care within the work place
- have a good working knowledge of email, internet, word processing and Windows applications (for communications with course members, course team and administration)
- show evidence of the ability to commit time to study and an employer's commitment to make time available to study, complete course work and attend course and university events and modules.
You can apply for this course in the following ways:
- Apply by post, email or fax
- Download a PDF application form .