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King’s-DOHaD Qualitative Methods Public Short Course: Basics of Cross-Disciplinary Qualitative Health Research

Key information

Subject area:

Life Sciences & Medicine

Course type:

Executive Education

Credit level:

Not for credit


2 days

Available course dates:

To be confirmed

Course overview

This is an introductory qualitative methods short course.  This course has been designed to provide the basics of qualitative methods and methodologies in the context of cross-disciplinary health research (whether that is in clinical or academic settings). Academics will draw on their research to navigate delegates through the processes of achieving high quality qualitative research for those just starting out on their qualitative journeys.  To find out more about the course lecturers’ research, click on their profiles below.

The course will cover methodological issues from research design through to publication and will provide delegates with basic competencies to successfully take their first steps into qualitative research or gain confidence with qualitative research (if they have undertaken some qualitative research beforehand) in whichever setting they choose. It will practical elements as well as key tips for doing qualitative work correctly, especially for those new to it.

The course will run for two half days:

In April – 13th and 14th April (13:45-20:00 BST)

In September – 18th and 19th September (08:00-14:15 BST)

What does this course cover?

Day 1: Cross-Disciplinary Qualitative Health Research (examples of included lectures are: cross-disciplinary working; engaging groups who find healthcare hard to access; current controversies in qualitative practice and ethics; qualitative research for the clinician-scientist; innovations in qualitative research).

Day 2: Qualitative Research from Design to Dissemination (examples of included lectures are: data collection; observations and healthcare evaluations; coding and analyses; integrating qualitative and quantitative data; writing-up).

N/B. Exact lecture content is subject to change, however the focus of each day is correct.

What will I achieve?

1) Confidently select the most appropriate data collection methods (e.g. interviewing, focus groups, textual data) and data-cleaning techniques (e.g. transcription, QDA software management) and undertaken them in future qualitative and mixed-methods studies.

2) Appreciate the current controversies, issues, and debates surrounding the use of qualitative methods in cross-disciplinary health research.

3) Understand the nature of different qualitative methodologies.

Who will I learn with?

Sergio A. Silverio

Sergio A. Silverio

Research Fellow in Social Science of Women’s Health

Laura Magee

Laura Magee

Professor of Women's Health

Hannah  Rayment-Jones

Hannah Rayment-Jones

NIHR Advanced Research Fellow

Who is this for?

Anyone wanting to undertake qualitative health research as part of a Masters, PhD, post-doctoral fellowship, or as part of their job (academic or otherwise).

The work you should be involved in should have a focus on clinical, emotional, mental, physical, or psychological health, but can be from any discipline. 

Beginners and those interested in taking their first steps into qualitative research are most welcome.

How will I be assessed?

There will be an on-line feedback survey we would ask you to complete at the end of the course

What is the teaching schedule?

The course is to be run twice in the next calendar year: April 2023 and September 2023. 

Each time it will be set over two consecutive days running from 13:45 to 20:00 (BST) on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th April; then again on from 08:00 to 14:15 (BST) on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th September 2023.

Fees and discounts

The fee to attend the full 2 half-day course is £300.

Attendance to both days is mandatory, and all sessions will be delivered remotely.

Discounted Places:
There are a limited number of discounted places available for King's Staff & Alumni, NHS Staff, students from any institution, DOHaD Members and participants from low- and middle-income countries at the following rates:

50% for Students, NHS Staff and NIHR ARC Researchers, DOHaD Members, or King’s College London Staff and Alumni: £150
75% for Delegates from Low- and Middle-Income Countries: £75

Payment Methods:
Payments must be made by credit or debit card. Invoices are not available as method of payment.
If your place is being sponsored by your employer and cannot be paid for by credit or debit card, please contact our Operations Officer (Education): before making your booking before making your booking.


Course status:

Course closed

Full fee £300

Student Status, NHS Staff, King's College London Staff & Alumni, DOHaD Members £150

Low- and Middle-Income Countries £75

Terms and Conditions

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