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.
Gain practical experience of different qualitative interviewing skills and techniques on our one-day online course. Our tutors are experienced and approachable experts who will support you as you develop and practice new skills.
Our 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. Our previous courses have attracted researchers from a wide range of disciplines including health professionals, social scientists and educators.
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. 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!)
This course will include:
- Expert-led online lectures and video content, focusing on practical and theoretical elements of qualitative research interviews
- Online practical group 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, and preparing for challenging circumstances
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/tone of voice, 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
- Access to our online learning platform
- Online access to slides and materials, and group chat and discussion
- Experienced, approachable tutors who are research-active
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30 May 2022
Course fee: £430
Duration: 1 day
Total places: 26
Venue: Online course
“The course has been fantastic! Many thanks for the clear and useful teaching - handouts, clips. All instructors were enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. Really brought qual methods to life. The experiential work was especially useful.”
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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.