GLHLTH 772K Qualitative Research Method
This course will introduce the application of qualitative methods in health research, with particular emphasis on their application in implementation research in relation to policy or program design and evaluation issues. The course will begin with an overview of the theoretical basis and ethics of qualitative research. It will focus on choosing the qualitative field methods, skills of data collection, approaches of data analysis, and reporting the qualitative research results. For example, students will develop research questions and identify appropriate qualitative field methods. They will conduct an individual interview and a focus group discussion to develop moderator skills. Students will also go through the steps of data analysis using a framework approach. The use of Nvivo, a qualitative data analysis software program, will be introduced.