Saturday, 25 October 2014

Two day qualitative training seminar 27 & 28 November 2014 at Queen's College University of Melbourne

How to use qualitative methods in healthcare research
 - Training places still available -
Are you new to qualitative research?
Would you like to undertake a refresher?
Are you about to begin a PhD in a healthcare topic or a hospital based research study?

This course will inspire and inform healthcare practitioners and researchers who are new to qualitative research, or who would like a refresher before starting a new project such as a PhD or a hospital based research study. Practitioners and researchers who are not familiar with qualitative methods but have to evaluate projects proposals in capacities such as a member of an ethics committee will find this training relevant and useful.
This training event will provide a friendly and relaxed environment in which participants can learn about qualitative methods in healthcare research. Working with a small group of participants you will learn from Associate Professor Jane Edwards about how qualitative research methods are used in healthcare. If you are planning research please bring along your ideas and challenges. The training is provided in workshop style through a mix of discussion, hands on activities, and teaching sessions led by Jane.
About the trainer: Jane Edwards is an expert in the use of qualitative methods in healthcare research. She has conducted healthcare research using ethnography, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Grounded Theory, meta-synthesis, and narrative analysis. She is an experienced PhD supervisor and is in demand as a keynote speaker and trainer in several countries. She has an undergraduate and Master’s degree from the University of Melbourne. Jane's PhD was awarded from the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland. She is an Associate Professor (currently on leave) at the University of Limerick in Ireland, and is a programme leader in mental health at Deakin University (Waterfront Geelong).
What people say about Jane’s training in qualitative methods 
In a recent training event provided for a hospital respondents indicated in their feedback that they had various levels of experience and knowledge of qualitative methods from minimal through to competent and yet 100% of respondents rated Jane as offering material that was “just right” for their level of understanding. Participants' comments included:
I valued the opportunity to work through two methods of analysing qualitative data that I was unfamiliar with.

Jane was very encouraging, and inclusive of all participants' views and level of knowledge.

I found the workshop to be informative and inspiring. I also liked the hands-on approach; actually performing some 'research' really aids understanding.

Friday November 27
  • Morning – Introduction to qualitative methods in healthcare
  • Getting started – Description vs theory building – Qualitative research as a type of evidence for practice in healthcare – The qualitative researcher – inductive and deductive approaches
  • Afternoon – Designing qualitative studies
  • Ethical issues – the guiding question – forms of data and data collection - the qualitative interview
Saturday November 28
  • Morning – Grounded Theory – getting started and techniques – coding and generating categories 
  • Afternoon – Phenomenology – the basics of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Full rate: $420
Single day rate: $310

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