Description:
The use of qualitative research and data within the health sciences has been increasing over the last 20 years. Either as the main source of data, or as part of a mixed methods design where qualitative and quantitative studies supplement each other. This course will provide participants´ with basis competences in designing a qualitative study and experiences on benefits and limitations when using qualitative methods within the health sciences. The specific focus will be on designing the study, choosing appropriate methods, collecting data and finally analysing the data.

The detailed agenda of the course will be provided on the course web site.

The course will be a three and a half day course and the main topics will include:

  • What characterises qualitative research and why should you choose a qualitative approach
  • Introduction to different qualitative methods and their possibilities and limitations when used within the health sciences
  • Introduction to analytical strategies
  • How to work with and analyse ethical implications in qualitative research


Literature:
Selected papers and book chapters will be announced to the participants in appropriate time before the course.

Prerequisites: The course targets PhD students working within the areas of health science, who are planning to conduct qualitative research as part of their PhD.

Evaluation: Will be announced in appropriate time before the course

Organizers: Associate Professor Anna Marie Balling Høstgaard, Assistant Professor Henrik Vardinghus-Nielsen, Associate Professor Kirsten Schultz Petersen and Associate Professor Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt, Department of Health Science and Technology and Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University.


Lecturers: Associate Professor Anna Marie Balling Høstgaard, Assistant Professor Henrik Vardinghus-Nielsen, Associate Professor Kirsten Schultz Petersen and Associate Professor Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt

ECTS: 3

Time: October 30th – November 2nd2017

Place: Aalborg University Campus

October 30th: Fredrik Bajers Vej 7C/3-204
October 31st: Fredrik Bajers Vej 7E/3-109
November 1st: Fredrik Bajers Vej 7C/3-204
November 2nd: Fredrik Bajers Vej 7G/5-112

Zip code:
9220

City:
Aalborg Ø

Deadline: October 9th 2017

 

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

  • Description:
    This course will focus on the use of survey design and questionnaires in health science and give participants an understanding of strengths and limitations of survey as a study design and the research questions that surveys can and cannot answer.

    The choice of study population, sampling and data collection will be discussed as well as the advantages and disadvantages of use of foreign language, standardized, previously validated, or self-constructed questionnaires here by qualifying participants to think critical and make well-founded methodological and ethical decision in their own study. Furthermore, participants will learn how to construct a questionnaire with high validity and reliability, focusing on both the writing of clear and unbiased questions and the choice of suitable options for answering as well as different types of measurement scales. Last but not least, participants will gain an understanding of the importance of thorough testing of questionnaires and of quantitative as well as qualitative methods for this purpose.

    During the course, lectures and discussions will be mixed with group work and individual exercises, allowing participants to develop, test and discuss questionnaire questions and measurement scales relevant to their own study.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Literature

    Selected international, scientific papers as well as book chapters

    Evaluation
    Active participation and completion of course exercises

     

  • Organizer: Associate professor Charlotte Overgaard; e-mail: co@hst.aau.dk

  • Lecturers: Associate professor Henrik Bøggild, Associate professor Charlotte Overgaard

  • ECTS: 3

  • Time:

    4 days in spring 2017:

    Monday 24.4., 9.00 – 15.15
    Friday 28.4., 9.00 – 15.15
    Monday 1.5., 9.00 – 15.15
    Wednesday 3.5., 9.00 – 15.15

  • Place: Aalborg University, Niels Jernes Vej 12A, room 5-006


  • Zip code: 9220

  • City: Aalborg Ø

  • Number of seats:

  • Deadline: 3 April 2017

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.