Qualitative research for quantitative researchers



Organised by:

The University of Edinburgh


Graham Crow is Professor of Sociology and Methodology at the University of Edinburgh and has been part of the National Centre for Research Methods since 2006

Kate Orton-Johnson is Senior lecturer in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh


Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)


Laura Marshall
0131 651 3001
Working week Monday - Wednesday


View in Google Maps  (SO17 1BJ)


Room 2097, Building 58,
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ


This event is aimed at quantitative researchers at all career stages who are seeking an overview of what qualitative research is and what doing it involves. The day will be structured around answering seven key questions: What is qualitative research and how does it compare to quantitative research? What types of data do qualitative researchers work with? How are such data collected? How are such data analysed? What tools and resources have been developed to assist in these processes? How do qualitative researchers judge whether the outcomes are any good? How might qualitative research complement quantitative research? Through examination of these questions, with reference to examples, delegates will learn how qualitative research sits alongside and has the potential to complement quantitative research. Delegates are also encouraged to identify to the event organisers in advance any further questions related to qualitative methods that they would like to be addressed during the event – these should be sent to gcrow@exseed.ed.ac.uk

Course Timings: Registration from 09.30, course runs 10.00-16.00


£30 per day for UK/EU registered students
• £60 per day for staff at UK/EU academic institutions, UK/EU Research Councils researchers, UK/EU public sector staff and staff at UK/EU registered charity organisations and recognised UK/EU research institutions.
• £220 per day for all other participants

All fees include event materials, lunch, morning and afternoon tea. They do not include travel and accommodation costs.

Cancellation Policy: Please be reminded that you will be charged the full registration fee if you cancel your place within 4 weeks before the training delivery date or you fail to attend.

If you are able to fill the place on the course you are cancelling then the cancellation charge will not apply

Website and registration:


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Mixed Methods, Data Quality , Data Analysis

Related publications and presentations:

Mixed Methods

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