Qualitative Research Methods courses at University of Oxford

The Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford has had an excellent response to its course programme for the first half of 2014, with most courses fully booked. There are still some places left on the following courses, but please book now to avoid disappointment. Our new programme of courses for September to December 2014 will be announced soon. 

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We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues on one or more of our courses in 2014. 

INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA CONTENT ANALYSIS 
6 March 2014 PLACES AVAILABLE - BOOK NOW 

"Very good overview; good balance between lecture and practical exercises; really useful to focus on the coding process, which is often ignored in these types of courses." 

This one day course is aimed at researchers who have little or no experience of content analysis. Everyone is welcome, regardless of research background. The course aims to introduce researchers to the method of manifest and latent content analysis with step by step instruction on developing a coding frame, coding and analysing media stories. Although the course is primarily targeted at those with an interest in examining the media's influence on health using content analysis, the method can be used to analyse a variety of text. 

INTRODUCTION TO FOCUS GROUPS 
14 March 2014 PLACES AVAILABLE - 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 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. 

ANALYSING QUALITATIVE INTERVIEWS 
29-30 April 2014 FEW PLACES REMAINING - BOOK NOW 
"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. 
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