How to read qualitative research

Course details


  • Critically appraise qualitative research
  • Define the different types of qualitative research design
  • Define internal and external validity, generalisability and applicability in the context of qualitative research
  • Explain the key areas for potential bias in qualitative research methods and the ways in which these can be minimised

Attend if:

  • you need to be able to judge the quality of published health care research in order to make decisions about patient care or service development
  • you are carrying out a literature review or systematic review
  • you are presenting at a journal club

Previous experience required: the session works equally well as a refresher or introductory session on critical appraisal of qualitative research

Duration: 1 1/2 hours

Format: presentation with small group work, including discussion of a published article that will be distributed prior to the session.

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