Qualitative Research Methods: Advanced Theory and Practice PART 2 (ONLINE)

1 day course: Next intake TBC

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This course is divided into two programmes (this advanced course, and our introduction course) delivered over two consecutive days. These can be attended both together or each course/day separately. This course is delivered through a series of talks with practical exercises, examples and group discussions.

Participants can choose the first or second day programme or both depending on their learning needs. Previous knowledge of qualitative research is not a requirement for attending the full course, or day 1. However, if you have recent experience or qualifications around qualitative research, you may be able to  attend Part 2 only.  Please see Booking and Payment section below for further details.

Quality Research Methods: Advanced Theory and Practice (PART 2)

This second part/day focusses on a deeper understanding of four qualitative research methods that explore experiential, practical and situated knowledge grounded in personal and shared experiences and pragmatic philosophies:

  1. Narrative approaches
  2. Ethnomethodology/Conversation Analysis
  3. Realist Research
  4. Experiential Evaluation

Who will benefit from this course?

The course mostly will be using examples from health and social care. However, the general principles are transferable to any area of investigation, and will benefit anyone with an interest in qualitative methods; especially those who believe in context-dependent and value based methods to understand human experiences.

The following are examples of groups that could benefit from the course:

  • Academics & Researchers
  • Health and social care practitioners and managers
  • Public health practitioners
  • Service improvement specialists
  • Implementation scientists
  • Post graduate research students
  • Health care designers and commissioners
  • Evaluators of complex interventions
  • Product designers/developers

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this advanced/second day programme participants will be able to:

  • Reflect on some of the ideas that guide experiential research approaches and their suitability for specific research questions
  • Describe the foundations of Ethnomethodological approaches for observational research, and the key principles and techniques of Conversation Analysis (CA)
  • Understand the models of Narrative research and its key principles and characteristics
  • Appreciate the fundamental values of Realist research and the unique insights that this approach can provide
  • Understand Experiential evaluation suitable for co-design and participatory approaches, where meaningful engagement with stakeholders seeks to understand the lifeworld of the people involved through empathic engagement

Course Faculty


Further details of PART 1 - An Introduction to the Diversity of Quality Research Methods

Dates and times

This will be updated once the next intake has been confirmed.

If you would like to register your interest in this course, please complete the google form below with your details, or alternatively please email your details to scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.  You will then be contacted once the next intake has been confirmed.

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Fees

The fee for Part 2 Only is £199 per person.  (Password required to book only Part 2).

The fee for the whole course, Part 1 and Part 2 is £399 per person.

If you are a member of ScHARR Staff or a ScHARR Student please contact Karen Holden at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk in the first instance, to confirm your eligibility and details of how to book at the reduced rate of £149/£299.

Booking and payment

This will be updated once the next intake has been confirmed.

If you would like to register your interest in this course, please complete the google form below with your details, or alternatively please email your details to scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.  You will then be contacted once the next intake has been confirmed.

Register Interest

Payment is required at the time of booking via debit/credit card, PayPal or company invoice (purchase order will be required at the time of booking).

Contact

If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact ScHARR Short Course Unit via email at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to take telephone enquiries due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation as staff are working remotely at this present time.  Please accept our sincere apologies for inconvenience this may cause.

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, outcomes of reviews, and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Information last updated: 6 December 2021