Developing skills in qualitative research

Publish Date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 17:00

Recently, there has been an increasing use of qualitative research across various disciplines to gain an understanding of underlying reasons, opinions, and motivations, and providing insights into the problem to develop ideas for potential quantitative research. To cater to this growing need, the James P Grant School of Public Health organised a training on “Thinking Qualitatively” from 13-14 March. The course was facilitated by Dr. Shahaduz Zaman, Research Fellow at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow, UK.

In this training workshop, participants were introduced to the basic ideas behind the qualitative research, gaining a deeper understanding of data collection, analysis and interpretation in qualitative research. The course was attended by development practitioners and aspiring researchers working in public sector institutes, NGOs, academia, research institutions and other civil society organisations who are involved in qualitative/mixed method projects.