Qualitative research methods for HTA
This course aims to expose students to the application of qualitative methods in conceptual modelling, informing trial design, contexts and measures, and how it can be used to maximise the impact. The course will provide students with an opportunity to collect and analyse some qualitative data.
This course will enable students to explore the purpose and appropriate use of qualitative research methods in HTA, by focusing on stakeholder perspectives.
The course introduces basic orientations and epistemological research paradigms and related methodologies (including ethnography, action research and qualitative evidence synthesis), as well as methods for collecting and analysing qualitative data.
Five week online course comprising 5 lectures and accompanying practical exercises. The lectures will be 45min/1hr in duration and exercises associated with lectures will take a notional 2 hours for the participants to complete. Each week the academic lead will be responsible for monitoring and contributing to the discussion board. The exercise solutions will be posted on moodle the following week.