Qualitative Research Methods is a CPD course for people wanting to carry out qualitative research in a wide variety of sectors. It will provide attendees with the knowledge and skills needed to design a research project and begin using qualitative research methods.
“What we learned in two days was more informative and clear than what I saw in a full semester elsewhere. The teachers were welcoming, presented clearly and engagingly. They answered all questions in an easily understood manner and didn’t miss a beat in their presentations. This course was exactly what I was looking for.”
“I really, really enjoyed it! It was so interesting and the course leaders were so knowledgeable and made every effort to ensure the content and activities were applicable to each participant.”
Taught by a team of experts in qualitative methods, this introductory two-day course will take participants through the stages of a qualitative research project. Topics include:
The course will be interactive, with taught content alternating with exercises to help you gain the practical skills needed at different stages of a qualitative research project. There will also be opportunities to ask questions about project ideas you might have relevant to your interests and organisations.
Coffee, tea and lunch will be provided, allowing networking opportunities with academics doing qualitative work, as well as other attendees who are interested in doing qualitative research in their organisations.
The course team are drawn from ARU's Social Justice and Empowerment research area, which contains researchers in a wide variety of areas. These include body image across cultures, the benefits of nature, improving mental health services, communication and interaction in social care, mental health apps, gender, cancer services and recovery, human rights abuses, intergroup conflict and political communication.
For attendees with a research project in mind, we can also provide one-to-one support tailored to their particular project for an additional £186 fee (including VAT).
This would consist of three one-hour online or face-to-face meetings after the course to advise on data collection, analysis and presentation.
This course will be useful for people interested in using qualitative methods for research purposes or service/organisational improvement in a wide variety of sectors. The following are examples of groups that may find this course useful:
5 and 6 June 2024
Email [email protected] for more information and to hear when registration opens.
There are no entry requirements for this course.
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