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An Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

23rd July 2018 @ 8:00 am - 26th July 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Organised by King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Presenter Dr Vanessa Lawrence
Date 23/07/2018 – 26/07/2018
Venue IoPPN, King’s College London, 16 De Crespigny Park, Camberwell, London
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Contact [email protected]
Description The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Health Service & Population Research Department presents An Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods Summer School 2018.

Course Description:

The course will provide students with an understanding of the principles and practice of using qualitative methods in health research. The course is intended to equip students with the adequate skills to design and conduct rigorous qualitative research. Course tutors will provide examples from their own extensive research to illustrate the application of qualitative research in the mental health field.

On completion students will:

  • Understand the epistemological assumptions of qualitative research and key principles and practices of different theoretical perspectives, including Grounded Theory and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis.
  • Understand the purpose and application of qualitative methods of data collection including interviews, focus groups and participant observation, and their use in mixed methods studies.
  • Appreciate ethical issues surrounding the use of qualitative methods in health research.
  • Understand and apply common skills and procedures that exist across qualitative methods of data analysis.
  • Critically appraise qualitative research and understand how to install rigour in the research process.
Level Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
Cost Full Fee £900
25% Discount for NHS Staff, students and Charity/NGO staff
Website and registration
Region Greater London
Keywords Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis
Related publications and presentations Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis


23rd July 2018 @ 8:00 am
26th July 2018 @ 5:00 pm
NINE DTP - a collaborative partnership funded by the ESRC