This course introduces you to qualitative research in health and will provide you with core concepts and skills. It is designed for beginners and people who want an advanced level introduction. Throughout the course you will address what is qualitative research and how different is it from quantitative research? We will look at the history of qualitative research and what research problems it can address.
We will learn how to design a qualitative study and what are the different (and best) ways to generate data. We will also analyse qualitative data and look at why methodology is different to method. Then we will cover other topics such as:
You will get practical experience and skills through carrying out an observation, participating in a focus group, conducting an interview, analysing data, arguing for qualitative research in health, and appraising the quality of published literature. You will hear from working qualitative researchers about how they use qualitative methods in their work.
Important: This short course is a variant of the unit of study, Introduction to Qualitative Research in Health (FMHU5003). It enables you to complete the unit without formal university enrolment. You will receive a certificate of attendance. However, you will not receive credit points towards a University of Sydney degree.
To receive credit points and an academic transcript, please see the Medicine Postgraduate Non Award.
Students can choose between attending in-person tutorials, online tutorials, or self-directed study (no tutorial attendance)
Fridays 9:30-11:00am, 5th August-November 4th
Fridays 12:00-1:30pm, 5th August-November 4th
Contact us regarding a journal transfer after you have submitted your application form.