Introducing qualitative research
This module will provide an introductory overview of the principles and practice of qualitative research. Students will explore how people make sense of their lives, and recognise ways in which qualitative research bridges the gap between scientific evidence and clinical practice by examining the attitudes, beliefs, and preferences of both patients and practitioners. Participants will be introduced to the concepts underpinning qualitative research, learn to collect data using fundamental methods, including observation, interview and focus groups and become familiar with the techniques of thematic qualitative data analysis.
The last date for receipt of complete applications is 5pm Friday 13th October 2023. Regrettably, late applications cannot be accepted.
The overall aims of this module are to enable students to:
- Use qualitative research in evidence based practice;
- Understand commonly used qualitative methodologies in health care;
- Understand the ways in which qualitative and quantitative approaches can be combined;
- Discuss the issues involved in systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research;
- Describe steps to design, data collection and analysis for a qualitative project;
- Use qualitative methods, including observation, interviews and focus groups;
- Conduct thematic qualitative data analysis;
- Write up qualitative research results.
Comments from previous participants:
"All tutors had both solid theoretical understanding of their topic and wide practical knowledge of the application of the approach being taught in practice. This course was a good mix of theory, opportunities to practice new skills, and application of theory into (one's own) practice."