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The Health Experiences Research Group, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford has had a big response to its programme of qualitative research methods courses in the first half of 2015. Our one-week Qualitative Research Methods course and our 2-day Interview and Analysis courses were all fully booked in advance. In response to this, we have added another Analysis course to our programme and bookings are now open. There are also still some places remaining on our one-day Focus Group course.


For further details about these courses or to make a booking, please go to:


We will be advertising our new programme of courses for the second half of this year in April. If you would like to go on our mailing list, please contact our course administrator, Caroline Jordan [log in to unmask]


Please pass the information on to anyone who might be interested and/or display it on your noticeboards.

We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues on one or more of our courses in 2015.

17 April 2015

“I go on a lot of training courses. This was one of the best I have been to! So rarely do you get practical experience whilst training. Excellently structured and facilitated course.”

This one day course is aimed at health professionals, researchers and postgraduate students who want to develop skills in organising and facilitating focus groups and in analysing focus group data.  The course is suitable for those with little or no understanding of focus group method as well as those wishing to review and broaden existing skills. Practical exercises and small group work will be used throughout the course to develop competence in designing topic guides, moderating focus groups and analysing data.        

14-15 May 2015

Overall, really really excellent. So worth my time and energy and I feel energised and inspired to tackle my qualitative analysis with much more confidence in my abilities, than before I came on the course.”

This two day course is aimed at researchers who are planning to undertake or manage qualitative research using in-depth or semi structured interviews or those who have already collected qualitative interview data which they are unsure how to analyse.  It aims to introduce the principles and practice of qualitative interview data analysis, with particular emphasis on thematic analysis techniques. It uses a combination of practical workshops, group discussions and formal lectures. The course will also give an overview of other approaches to qualitative analysis.

Jenny Hislop

Senior Researcher

Health Experiences Research Group

Co-ordinator, Qualitative Research Methods Teaching Programme



For details about our teaching courses see http://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/browse/product.asp?catid=165&modid=5&compid=1