Introduction to Analysing Qualitative Interviews
This course introduces the principles and practice of qualitative interview data analysis, with emphasis on thematic analysis. Our expert tutors will support you to develop and practice your analysis skills using a combination of practical online workshops, online group discussions, and lectures.
This two-day online course introduces the principles and practice of qualitative interview data analysis, with emphasis on thematic analysis.
Over two days our approachable and research-active experts will show that analysis is achievable though an accessible step-by-step process, and will provide all data for you to work with. This process starts with organising data on day one, and finishes on the second day with finding a story that could translate to a research paper or thesis chapter.
We aim to support those who are planning to undertake or manage qualitative research using in-depth or semi-structured interviews or those who have already collected qualitative interview data which they are unsure how to analyse. While it is aimed at the needs of health professionals, researchers, academics and postgraduate students, the skills developed here apply to many settings - so everyone is welcome, regardless of their research or professional background.
Please note that some of the teaching sessions for this online course will involve you participating in live, interactive Zoom sessions, which will fall between the hours of 09:00 GMT and 17:00 UK time. We are very happy to welcome bookings wherever you are internationally, but please make sure that you are able to attend video calls between these hours. Quite a bit of our teaching involves group work and the use of Zoom breakout rooms, because we believe this is the best and most effective way to teach qualitative research methods – (plus this ensures that you get plenty of opportunity to ask our qualitative experts questions!)
The course will include:
- Expert-led lectures focusing on the principles of qualitative data analysis, with emphasis on thematic analysis
- Demonstrations, practical online exercises, and small group work to develop participants’ skills in coding and categorising interview data and in interpreting and conceptualising data
- Practical exercises to follow the analysis process from raw data, to conceptualising a research paper, or thesis chapter.
- An overview of the role of qualitative data analysis software, using NVivo 12
- Practical online exercises considering how to conduct and recognise good ‘quality’ qualitative analysis
- An accessible overview of the role of theory in qualitative data analysis
- Feedback to support learning and understanding
By the end of the course, participants will:
- Have an understanding of the principles of qualitative interview data analysis with emphasis on thematic analysis
- Understand and have practiced the key stages in the analytical process
- Have gained practical experience of coding, categorising, and conceptualising qualitative interview data using a thematic analysis approach
- Have awareness of the role of theory as an optional step in the analytic process
- Have an understanding of the role of software in supporting qualitative analysis
- All data for you to work with
- Access to our online learning platform
- Online access to slides and materials, and group chat and discussion
- Experienced, approachable tutors who are research-active
To be Confirmed
Course fee: TBC
Duration: 2 days
Total places: 24
Venue: Online Course
“Fantastic teaching, great content, personal insight / experiences, putting it into practice and great to meet so many other people involved in qual research... Excellent course!”
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Oxford Qualitative Courses
This highly-regarded programme of short courses, led by Dr Charlotte Albury, is delivered by a team of qualitative researchers from Oxford’s Medical Sociology and Health Experiences Research Group. The group have run successful interviewing and analysis courses for over ten years alongside their qualitative research focusing on personal experiences of health conditions. Many of the findings from this research, together with supported video, audio and text extracts, form the multi-award winning patient experience website heathtalk.org. The group has expanded to include qualitative researchers studying health services and care delivery, and methodologists at the forefront of developing qualitative methods. Our portfolio of research and expertise in methods informs local, national and international healthcare policy and research.