Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing
This course introduces the method of qualitative interviewing using a blend of practical workshops, group discussions, and formal lectures, all led by our expert tutors.
This one-day course provides hands-on practical experience of different qualitative interviewing skills and techniques. Our tutors are experienced and approachable experts who will support you to develop and practice new skills.
This course is aimed at health professionals, researchers, academics and postgraduate students who have little or no experience of qualitative interviewing. Everyone is welcome, regardless of research background. Previous courses have attracted researchers from a wide range of disciplines including health professionals, social scientists and educators.
This course will include:
- Expert-led lectures focusing on practical and theoretical elements of qualitative research interviews
- Practical sessions offering delegates the opportunity to produce an interview schedule (topic guide), and to develop and practice different qualitative interviewing skills
- Feedback sessions to help improve interviewing techniques
- Discussion of recruitment, ethical issues, and challenging circumstances including sensitive subjects and hard-to-reach groups
By the end of the course, participants will:
- Have an understanding of the main features of qualitative interviewing
- Be familiar with the key skills of interviewing, including body language, asking open questions, probing and active listening
- Have gained practical experience of designing an interview schedule (topic guide)
- Have developed qualitative interviewing skills using different techniques
- Be aware of issues associated with qualitative interviewing, including recruitment, and challenging circumstances
- All data for you to work with
- A course handbook containing slides and materials
- Online access to slides and materials
- Experienced, approachable tutors who are research-active
- Lunch and refreshments
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Course fee: TBC
Duration: 1 day
Total places: 22
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This highly-regarded programme, 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.