Qualitative Research Methods: An Introduction to the Diversity of Qualitative Research Methods PART 1 (ONLINE)

1 day course: Next intake TBC

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The course is divided into two programmes (this introductory course, and our advanced 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, a basic knowledge of qualitative research would be beneficial for participants attending day 2 only.

Part 1 (An Introduction to the Diversity of Quality Research Methods)

This first part is primarily focused on the overarching methodology that governs qualitative research from design to data collection, data analysis and reporting of findings. It will introduce a wide range of popular qualitative research methods, comparing their basic philosophies and principles.

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 Introduction course participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the fundamental philosophies and principles of qualitative research
  • Describe the place of qualitative research on the continuum of knowledge and the nature of knowledge generated in qualitative research
  • Compare the background of a range of qualitative research methods
  • Understand and apply the principles of continuity of qualitative research methodology, from design to output

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Further details of PART 2 - Qualitative Research Methods:  Advanced Theory and Practice

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 1 Only is £199 per person.  

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
 

Our Online Store is where all of our ScHARR short courses are initially booked and processed.  Payment is required at the time of booking, either by debit/credit card, PayPal or via Company Invoice (purchase order details are required at the time of booking).

Course delivery and requirements

Online delivery via University’s Blackboard platform:

  • Reliable and stable internet connection.
  • A PC or Laptop with a mouse (a USB mouse is recommended for ease of completing exercises in-class).
  • Webcam and microphone (preferably a USB Headset)
  • A quiet room where there will be no/minimal disruption.

The delivery platform will be confirmed nearer the time. 


Contact

For further information, please 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