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[Offered in odd-numbered years]
|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||School of Medicine & Dentistry|
Available to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Primary Health Care Research, the Public Health and Tropical Medicine Program (PMHTM, Dip PHTM, PGradDipPHTM), the Postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the MSc (Public Health and Tropical Medicine) and other courses by arrangement with the Head of the School.
Qualitative research methods are playing an increasingly important role in health research and, indirectly, in health policy and programs. This unit will introduce students to doing qualitative research, both as a stand-alone approach and as a complement to quantitative research. Topics covered will include: theoretical and conceptual foundations of qualitative research; designing qualitative research; ethical issues in conducting qualitative research; main approaches to generating data; interviewing skills; observational methods; using documentary sources; principles of qualitative data analysis; computer-assisted qualitative data analysis; writing up qualitative research and appraising qualitative research. This unit will also cover emerging methods in qualitative research including research in cyberspace, cross cultural research methods and participatory action research methods.
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