Training and Events
Depth Interviewing Skills
|Social Research Association|
Mehul Kotecha and Malen Davies from NatCen Social Research
24/10/2019 - 25/10/2019
35 Northampton Square, London
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Lindsay Adams - T: 0207 255 0696
This two-day course gives participants an understanding of, and experience in using, the skills and techniques involved in conducting qualitative interviews to a high standard. It will be delivered via a combination of taught and practical sessions. The trainers all have extensive experience of conducting in-depth interviews for qualitative studies.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be:
Who will benefit?
This course requires some prior knowledge or experience of conducting qualitative research.
You will find the course useful if:
Mehul Kotecha joined the NatCen Social Research as a Senior Researcher in March 2008. He has led on a number of qualitative studies including evaluations of back to work programmes (e.g. process evaluation of the Support for the Very Long-Term Unemployed Trailblazer programme), research into financial and material circumstances in old age (e.g. exploring the relationship between material deprivation and pensioner poverty and a study which explored older people's attitudes towards the principle of automatic awards of Pension Credit), and research into education and skills (e.g. a study exploring motivations and barriers to part-time post-16 education). Prior to this, Mehul was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, based at London South Bank University – where he also received his doctorate in sociology.
Malen Davies is a Research Director working across the Social Attitudes and Children, Families and Work teams. She is a qualitative specialist and is working on a broad range of research projects. She has recently managed a project for the Equality and Human Right Commission focusing on equality and diversity, which involved developing guidance documents for employers on how to interpret the Equality Act in relation to Religion or Belief. She is currently managing a study funded by Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB), Sense and Thomas Pocklington Trust which is exploring experiences of the Personal Independence Payment assessment process for people with either sight loss or dual sensory impairment. Malen is also working on a range of projects for the Department for Work and Pensions, focusing on the evaluation of labour market interventions and the roll-out of Universal Credit and research. Before joining NatCen, Malen worked as Researcher at the RNIB and the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion.
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
£540 which included lunch and refreshments. SRA members pay £405.00.
Website and registration
Qualitative Interviewing, Depth Interviews
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