Summer school: Qualitative Research Methods in Health Care

Starts on 19.08.2024



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Tags: health care , qualitative research

This basic 5-day course teaches participants how to conduct a qualitative research starting from a research question, and how to progress to writing a scientific paper.


This basic course teaches the participants in 5 days how to start from a research question, conducting a qualitative research and progress to writing a scientific paper in qualitative research. It also provides hands-on tools for starting researchers to be able to start up, perform and finish a qualitative study independently and scientifically rigorous.


Experienced qualitative researchers of international repute will lead the course and share their experience. Participants are encouraged to bring their own experiences of research, including their questions, doubts and failures.

These are the lectures and workshops in brief:

  • Qualitative inquiry: a different paradigm
  • Setting up a qualitative research project + workshop
  • Reflect on own research projects in individual consultations
  • Data-collection techniques (interviews, focus group discussions and observations) + workshops
  • Analyzing qualitative data + workshop
  • Appraising the quality of a qualitative research project
  • Reporting the results from a qualitative research project
  • Qualitative data analysis using NVivo software


3 ECTS credits are awarded upon successful completion of the programme. All certificates of completion are issued as a micro-credential.

Course number:
Short- en long-term programmes, Micro-credentials
Area of interest:
Medicine, Health Sciences
Academic year:
2024 - 2025
Starting date:
The international guestspeaker of the Summer School edition 2023 is alth service researcher from Nuffield Department of Primary care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, UK, to talk about “Introduction to ethnography”.Dr. Marta Wanat, a senior Qualitative Researcher in behavioural science from Nuffield Department of Primary Care, Health Sciences, University of Oxford, UK. She will talk about “Ethics in action”: considering ethical dilemmas in qualitative studies” and “More complex designs: the challenges and opportunities in conducting qualitative longitudinal studies” .
Contact person:

Stadscampus, University of Antwerp, Belgium

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