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The Health Experiences Research Group (HERG), Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford is running the following programme of qualitative research methods courses in early 2017. The programme comprises a two-day Analysis course, one-day courses in Interview Skills, and Focus Groups, and the one week Qualitative Research Methods (QRM) course (waiting list only). Note that the one-day interview course and the two-day analysis course are scheduled so that participants can take either or both of the courses.

Our courses are very popular so please book early to avoid disappointment. For further details about each course or to make a booking, please go to University Stores

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We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues on one or more of our courses in 2017.

 

INTRODUCTION TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS*  
24-28 April 2017 FULLY BOOKED – WAITING LIST ONLY

“This has been a fantastic week, an excellent combination of theory and practice.  I feel much more confident to go back to work on my project. This should be an example to others of how to run a course. Excellent.”

This one week course is aimed at health professionals, researchers, academics and postgraduate students with little or no understanding of qualitative research methods. Everyone is welcome, regardless of research background.  The course provides hands on practical experience of different qualitative methods including in-depth interviewing, focus groups and ethnography, as well as developing skills in thematic analysis. It is particularly suited for people who are starting work on a project with a qualitative dimension, doctoral students at the beginning of their projects, and those who are thinking about using qualitative research methods. The course also provides a useful introduction/refresher for researchers, academics, or managers who are supervising students or staff doing qualitative research projects. 

*Note that the one-week Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods course is also run twice a year as part of the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care (EBHC). For dates and  further information please go to www.conted.ox.ac.uk/qrm or email [log in to unmask]

INTRODUCTION TO FOCUS GROUPS
9 May 2017 BOOK NOW

“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, academics and postgraduate students who want to develop skills in organising and facilitating focus groups and in analysing focus group data.   Everyone is welcome, regardless of research background.  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.



INTRODUCTION TO QUALITATIVE INTERVIEWING
17 May 2017 BOOK NOW

 

“The course has been fantastic! Many thanks for the clear and useful teaching – handouts, clips.  All instructors were enthusiastic and very knowledgeable.  Really brought qual methods to life. The experiential work was especially useful.”

This one-day course is aimed at health professionals, researchers, academics and postgraduate students who have little or no experience of qualitative interviewing.  Everyone is welcome, regardless of research background.  Previous courses have attracted researchers from a wide range of disciplines including health professionals, social scientists and educators.  The only requirements are an interest in qualitative interviewing and the desire to conduct better interviews. The course provides hands on practical experience of different qualitative interviewing skills.

ANALYSING QUALITATIVE INTERVIEWS
18-19 May 2017 FULLY BOOKED – WAITING LIST ONLY

“It has been a real privilege to attend a course led by such high quality, high calibre speakers – sharing the theory but intertwined with the reality of their own experiences and interests and passions – making it meaningful and real for those of us who are researching in the real world.”

This two day course is aimed at health professionals, researchers, academics and postgraduate students 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.  Everyone is welcome, regardless of research background.  The course introduces 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 also gives an overview of other approaches to qualitative analysis.

 

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