Qualitative Research Methods courses at University of Oxford

The Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford is offering the following programme of qualitative research methods courses from September to November 2012. Note that our courses are very popular, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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20-21 September 2012
This two-day course is aimed at researchers who have little or no experience of qualitative interviewing. Previous courses have attracted researchers from the health service, clinicians and social scientists.  The only requirements are an interest in qualitative interviewing and the desire to conduct better interviews. The course aims to provide hands on practical experience of different qualitative interviewing skills. £395

18-19 October 2012
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 introduce participants to narrative analysis and discourse analysis.  £440
26 October 2011
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. £225

We look forward to welcoming you to Oxford on one or more of our courses in 2012.
Best wishes
Dr Jenny Hislop
Senior Researcher, Health Experiences Research Group
Co-ordinator, Qualitative Research Methods Teaching Programme
Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
University of Oxford
23-38 Hythe Bridge Street
Oxford OX1 2ET
Telephone: 01865 289328
Direct telephone: 01865 289325
Fax: 01865 289287
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