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Making Sense of Evidence: An Introduction to Qualitative Research


Plymouth Postgraduate Medical Centre
15th July 2019
09:30 - 13:30
Category: Local Events

Making Sense of Evidence: Introduction to Qualitative Research Evidence

Monday 15th July 2019 9.30 – 1.30pm

Plymouth Postgraduate Medical Centre

We are pleased to invite you to attend our free Introduction to Qualitative Research Evidence Workshop on Monday 15th July 2019 at Plymouth Postgraduate Medical Centre

To register please click on the link below:

Please note that this workshop is free to attend however places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

During our Introduction to Qualitative Research Evidence workshop:

We will introduce the basic principles of qualitative research and how it differs from quantitative research.

Using entertaining practical examples participants engage in learning about the meaning of experience and how this is important for understanding health problems.

Specific topics include:

  • Why qualitative research evidence is important
  • Theory and methods in qualitative research
  • Quality criteria
  • Interviewing and thematic analysis
  • Critical appraisal of qualitative studies

In this session we support participants to consider a clinical question and examine how this might be answered by a qualitative research study.  

Through discussion participants gain confidence in reading and understanding qualitative research studies.  By using a critical appraisal check list participants learn short cuts in this process.  Finally, these new skills are used to decide how the qualitative evidence can be used to answer the clinical question.

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Breakdown a clinical question
  • Critically appraise a qualitative study
  • Use a checklist
  • Apply research evidence to clinical questions

Our Making Sense of Evidence (MSE) workshops are designed to teach you how to find and use evidence to make effective health and social care decisions and are open to all clinicians, allied health professionals, managers, and other colleagues interested in improving their critical thinking.

To find out how our Making Sense of Evidence Modules can assist you in your work please visit our MSE Modules page for more information.

We look forward to hearing from you and please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team with any questions!

Making Sense of Evidence Team

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