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January 2018 Dates Released: Grounded Theory / Qualitative Interviewing Workshop

I am pleased to announce the dates for 2 new courses for January 2018. There are only 10 places available on the Introduction to Grounded Theory course and places on the Qualitative Interviewing Workshop are limited to 6.

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Who’s Afraid of Qualitative Research?

Forgive the Hallowe’en themed pun, but I was thinking: you often see books and courses aimed at reducing the fear of statistical analysis, e.g. “Statistics for the Terrified,” but are people afraid of qualitative research? A quick search on Google turned up a blog post on managing fear and anxiety in qualitative analysis, but little else. The consensus seems to be that statistics are difficult and scary while qualitative research is woolly and fluffy: not words usually associated with fear (except perhaps for people with lanaphobia or lophobia). Perhaps this is due to the misconception that qualitative research is an ‘easy’ option or just an ‘add-on’ to the main (quantitative) study and the ‘real’ research. What makes me think that? Well, I’ve (often) heard people say things like:

“I’m just going to do a little qualitative study as well”

Just identify some themes”

Just pull out some quotes”

I have yet to hear someone say: “I’m just going to do a little quantitative study”, or “I’m just going to do some latent class analysis”.

What other misconceptions about qualitative research are out there?

“Qualitative research is just doing interviews or focus groups”

“Qualitative data are just stories”

“Qualitative interviews are just like conversations”

“Qualitative interviewing is just listening”

“Qualitative findings write themselves”

I’ll return to what makes these misconceptions at a later date, but in the meantime, what misconceptions have you heard? Is anyone terrified of qualitative research? Do let me know in the comments!

Happy Hallowe’en!

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Limited places: book now to avoid disappointment!

Last few days until bookings for Winter 2017 closes. Don’t forget that you’ll receive extra discounts when you book multiple sessions (subject to availability)! Places on each course are limited to a maximum of 10 attendees. Please click on the links for more information.

Basic Introduction to Qualitative Research (Absolute Beginners): 06.12.2017, 9.30-12.30 £100 Standard £80* early bird offer extended!

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing (Basic / Introductory), 06.12.2017, 1.15-4.15 £120 Standard £100* early bird offer extended!

Introduction to Qualitative Analysis (Basic / Introductory), 07.12.2017, 9.30-12.30 £120 Standard £100* early bird offer extended!

*Save when you book multiple sessions, e.g. book all 3 sessions for £250 (extended early bird rate!).

I’ve been a qualitative health services / social researcher for 20+ years and have taught and supervised many students (see some feedback here).

I hope you can make it!

Dr Krysia Canvin

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Early bird prices extended!

Following a technical glitch on my website I’m extending the early bird prices (saving £20) until the deadline for all bookings: Friday 3 November.

Basic Introduction to Qualitative Research (Absolute Beginners): 06.12.2017, 9.30-12.30 £80 Early Bird* EXTENDED!

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing (Basic / Introductory), 06.12.2017, 1.15-4.15. £100 Early Bird* EXTENDED!

Introduction to Qualitative Analysis (Basic / Introductory), 07.12.2017, 9.30-12.30. £100 Early Bird* EXTENDED!

*further discounts available when you book multiple sessions (subject to availability)

I’ve been teaching qualitative research for 20 years and I’ve found that students learn best in an informal, interactive setting. For this reason, I’m limiting places of these courses to 10 so that everyone has an opportunity to participate in discussion, ask questions and have some one-to-one time with me.

What previous attendees say:

“Really fun, interactive style”

“I was happy with the small group set up as this was great for interaction and discussion”

I look forward to meeting you,

Dr Krysia Canvin