Introduction to doing Qualitative Interviews
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.
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 sampling approaches
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
- 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
Date: 5th March 2024
Course fee: £480
Duration: 1 day
Total places: 24
Venue: Online 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 almost twenty 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 and its sister site socialcaretalk.org . 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.