Introduction to Analysing Qualitative Data
This course will provide you with a good introduction to qualitative data analysis. Our expert tutors will support you to develop and practice your analysis skills using a combination of online lectures, group discussions, and practical online workshops.
This two-day online course introduces the principles and practice of qualitative 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 de-identified data for you to work with. Day one begins by looking at organising data (coding categorising and theme development) and the second day explores 'finding a story' and developing your analysis to 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 qualitative observational data, and support those who have already collected qualitative data which they are unsure how to analyse. The thematic analysis approach used is also applicable to other kinds of qualitative data including observation, diaries, and other text sources. While the course is aimed at the needs of health and care professionals, researchers, academics and postgraduate students, the skills developed here apply to many settings - please ask us if you are unsure whether Analysing Qualitative Data is the course for you.
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 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.
The course will include:
- Expert-led lectures (a mixture of live and pre-recorded) on the principles of qualitative data analysis, with emphasis on thematic analysis
- Demonstrations and small group work to develop skills in coding and categorising qualitative data and in data interpretation
- Practical online exercises considering how to conduct and recognise good ‘quality’ qualitative analysis
- Expert feedback to support your learning and understanding
By the end of the course participants will:
- Have an understanding of the principles of qualitative data analysis with emphasis on thematic analysis
- Have gained practical experience of coding, categorising, and conceptualising qualitative data or qualitative observational data using a thematic analysis approach
- Access to the online learning platform (CANVAS)
- Online access to slides and materials
- De-identified data for you to work on whilst developing your skills
- Experienced, approachable tutors who are research-active
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Course fee: £TBA
Duration: 2 days
Total places: TBA
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 is delivered in online and face to face formats to suit a range of learners. We use a mixture of lectures and small group work, delivered by our team of qualitative researchers from the University of Oxford’s Medical Sociology and Health Experiences Research Group. Our group has run these successful courses for over ten years alongside active involvement in qualitative research on a variety of different topics, ranging from studies of personal experiences of health conditions and of healthcare practice, to evaluations of organisational change. Our group also includes qualitative methodologists at the forefront of developing qualitative methods including conversation analysis and evidence synthesis.
Findings from our group’s research on patient experiences, together with supported video, audio and text extracts, have been compiled to form the multi-award winning heathtalk.org website. Our portfolio of research and expertise informs current local, national and international healthcare policy and research.
The syllabuses of our qualitative courses draw on a wide range of expertise from within our research group, including the disciplinary areas of medical sociology, anthropology, and public policy.
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