Introduction to conversation analysis and health care encounters
This two day course is a contemporary working introduction to applying conversation analytic methods in health research using a blend of formal lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises and an extended small group practicum.
Participants will learn about the history of applied conversation analytic research, how to go about making recordings of naturally occurring health care encounters between patients, their caregivers / family members and health care providers and gain practical skills in transcribing and analysing them. By the end of the course participants will understand how to apply conversation analytic methods either as standalone projects or alongside other methods in health services research towards the improvement of patient care.
This course is led by Dr Rebecca Barnes and team of experienced conversation analysts. It is open to anyone who would like to understand the basic principles behind conversation analytic methods and to develop practical skills how to apply them to health care encounter data. Participants do not need to have any previous experience or knowledge of conversation analytic methods, although involvement in, or future ambitions towards planning a research project applying these methods would make the course more relevant.
- What is conversation analysis (CA)?
- What kinds of research questions can CA methods address in healthcare?
- Collecting naturalistic data: Ethical issues, recording and transcribing.
- Analysing naturalistic data: Making and working with collections.
- Practicum and feedback.
- Understanding pathways to impact and how to disseminate CA findings.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Recall the history and basic principles behind using CA to study health care encounters
- Recognise the sorts of research questions for which CA methods may be appropriate
- Determine how to collect high quality recordings of health care encounters in different settings, and identify the key conventions used in the CA approach to transcription
- Apply practical skills in using CA methods to analyse recordings and transcripts of health care encounters
- Give examples of the kinds of impact CA research can have and the range of strategies for disseminating CA findings to different stakeholder groups
- Experienced, approachable tutors who are actively engaged in health research using CA methods
- Access to slides, software, naturalistic data and transcripts for you to work with
- Information on further relevant reading, training opportunities and events
Next course: TBC
Course fee: TBC
Total places: TBC
Venue: Online Course
Note: This course contains content from our 1 and 2 day courses, Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing, and Analysing Qualitative Interviews.
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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.