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 analyzing 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.
Organizer: Associate Professor Henrik Vardinghus-Nielsen, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University.
Lecturers: Associate Professor Henrik Vardinghus-Nielsen, Associate Professor Anna Marie Balling Høstgaard, Associate Professor Kirsten Schultz Petersen and Professor Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt
Time: 23-26 April 2019
Place: 23, 25 and 26 April: Niels Jernes Vej 12A, room 5-006
24 April: Niels Jernes Vej 14, room 3-119
Zip code: 9220
City: Aalborg Ø
Number of seats:
Deadline: 9 April 2019
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.
- Teacher: Henrik Vardinghus-Nielsen