Qualitative Research Methods

Qualitative Research Methods

5 weeks - November - December, 6 weeks - January - February
Wednesday  1.30-3.30 p.m.

What is it about?

The course offers students a broad introduction to the main approaches in qualitative methods, describes the theoretical origins of qualitative research and describes and discusses the main approaches to analysis. The course provides some limited opportunity to apply methods and illustrates examples using scripts from interviews and focus groups. The students are also given a detailed reading list and introduced to the key concepts relating to qualitative methods.

Who is it for?

The module is suited to anyone who has an interest in qualitative methods and would welcome finding out more. It is set at an introductory level.

Why should you undertake it?

The application of qualitative methods is now widely accepted and it is seen as having relevance to a wide range of pubic health issues. The module acts as an introduction to these methods and as such, provides more information for individuals who feel they would like to use such methods in the future, and/or whose research would benefit from undertaking methods.