Prof Judith Sixsmith, Institute of Health and Wellbeing
This session aims to explore the underlying principles of qualitative methodology, in particular the decision making based on these principles, through the process of research. The intention is to facilitate an understanding of methodological choices and the rationales for positions taken by qualitative researchers. The openness of the qualitative research process allows for greater possibilities than quantitative research and consequently there are choices throughout. Decisions made need to be coherent, and qualitative researchers should justify their choices. There will be an emphasis on health research as an ongoing cyclical process driven by particular paradigmatic views. Part of the session will involve small group work drafting out a proposal for a small scale study and presenting your choices and justifications to the class for discussion and development.
Suitable for anyone interested in conducting qualitative social and/or health research. No prior knowledge required.
To book a place, please email Claire Saul