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This two day course, run by the Health Experiences Research Group, aims to introduce the principles and practice of qualitative interview data analysis, with particular emphasis on thematic analysis techniques. It uses a combination of practical workshops, group discussions and formal lectures.

This two day course is aimed at:

  • Researchers who are planning to undertake or manage qualitative research using in-depth or semi structured interviews.  
  • Those who have already collected qualitative interview data which they are unsure how to analyse.
  • People who already have some experience of interviewing or have attended our qualitative interviewing course.

The course provides hands on practical experience of conducting thematic qualitative analysis.

Course Content

The course will include sessions focusing on the principles of qualitative data analysis with particular emphasis on thematic analysis. Demonstrations, practical exercises and small group work will be used extensively to develop participants’ skills in coding interview data and in constructing broader categories to conceptualise the data using the OSOP (one sheet of paper) technique.  Feedback sessions will help improve understanding.  The course will also give a brief overview of other analysis approaches and techniques.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students will:

  • have an understanding of the principles of qualitative interview data analysis with particular emphasis on thematic analysis
  • understand the stages in the analytical process
  • have gained practical experience of coding, categorising and conceptualising qualitative interview data using a thematic analysis approach.
  • be aware of other approaches to qualitative data analysis
  • have a basic understanding of what to do after the interview in terms of managing data and starting thematic analysis.

Standard Registration Fee: £520
Self-funded Student Registration Fee (limited places): £260

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