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HSPR Summer School 2020: An Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

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This four-day course aims to provide students with an understanding of the purpose and appropriate use of qualitative research methods. The course is intended to be both practical and accessible and aims to equip students with the skills to undertake their own qualitative research. Course tutors will provide examples from their own work to illustrate the application of qualitative research in the mental health field.

Different theoretical approaches to data collection and analysis will be explored, including the Grounded Theory approach and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Methods to be described will include individual interviews, focus group discussions, observation and content and thematic analysis.

This course is CPD accredited


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4 days
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9.30am - 5.00pm
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Academic Lead
Dr Vanessa Lawrence
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