Qualitative research is an umbrella term for a heterogeneous group of methodologies. Each has his own characteristics and the choice depends on the aim of the study and the research question. In primary health care qualitative research has become increasingly important to explore how patients and health care providers act and why they do what they do.
In qualitative research the purpose is not to establish a representative sample, but rather to identify a purposive sample, specifying individuals or groups, who possess characteristics or live in circumstances relevant to the phenomenon being studied.
In this short course you will learn which research questions are suitable for qualitative research and how we decide on the right methodology and techniques used to answer this question. We will go through the practical steps of developing the project and we will give you some basics on the analysis. Participants are encouraged to bring in their own research questions or projects.
This course will be interactive with theoretical sessions and small group exercises.