This is a one day course
designed to equip participants with a clear understanding of what
qualitative research is. It will enable participants to make
informed decisions about which types of research questions are best
answered using qualitative approaches.
Participants examine the key features of qualitative research, the
different methods commonly employed within it, what it can be used
for. We also cover how its findings can be understood and presented
to a wider audience.
Participants will each receive a course resource folder.
it aimed at?
This is an introductory course and you will find the course useful
- you are new to qualitative research, or about to embark on your
- you work in a different research discipline (such as
quantitative research) and are planning to collaborate with
qualitative researchers, or intend to use qualitative research
- you commission or manage qualitative research in central or
local government, health or other applied policy sectors
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
- describe the key features of qualitative research
- provide a succinct definition of qualitative research and
describe its key contributions and applications
- make informed decisions about which types of research questions
are best answered using qualitative approaches
- contrast qualitative and quantitative approaches and understand
when these are best used singly or in combination
- understand the advantages and disadvantages of different
qualitative research methods
- recognise quality in the design, undertaking and reporting of
- understand the issues relating to generalisation and making use
of qualitative research evidence in a credible way
- justify the use of qualitative research to a wider
Cost and booking
The full price of this course is £350.
We offer discounts to students, academics and those working in
the voluntary sector.
Participants will be limited to a maximum group size of 12.