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Online course suitable for Medical Sciences Division researchers who want to learn more about qualitative research with a view to conducting a qualitative research study.

COURSE AIM

Are you planning a qualitative research study as part of your research/clinical practice? This course is accessible and relevant to qualitative and quantitative Medical Sciences Division researchers who want to learn more about qualitative research with a view to conducting a qualitative research study. This online course for Medical Sciences Division researchers will teach you how to plan and undertake a qualitative research study. It will consist of pre-recorded material and tasks (sent out to you once booking is confirmed) that you will need to work through before two hour long interactive sessions, held on two separate days.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Understand different approaches to qualitative research and decide which to use
  • Learn what makes a good quality study
  • Be aware of current reporting guidelines for qualitative research
  • Learn how to code and analyse qualitative data
  • Explore the issue of qualitative sample size
  • Understand the concept of saturation.

course format

You will need a good internet connection and uninterrupted time for both the pre-recorded and live sections of the course.

You will need to complete two short tasks before each interactive session (4 tasks in total). Spend a maximum of 30 minutes on each task. All of the necessary documents will be available once you book onto the course. Instructions for each task will also be available.

Task 1:

Read and appraise the study 'Purpose in life among very old men' (Hedberg et al. 2013) using the CASP qualitative checklist.

Task 2: Read the interview transcript and annotate codes in the margin that distil the meaning (examples given). 

Task 3:

Sort the codes from a study on pelvic organ prolapse into piles or 'themes' (examples given)

Task 4:

Rewrite at least two of these themes into accessible first-person English.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

 We do not have an automated communications workflow set up for this course, but we will try to make sure you receive all communications and completion certificates as soon as possible.

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

Maximum 20