Training and Events
Depth Interviewing Skills
|Social Research Association in partnership with NatCen Social Research|
Mehul Kotecha and Dr Martin Mitchell
21/03/2019 - 22/03/2019
35 Northampton Square, London
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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.
Dr. Martin Mitchell is a Research Director in the Social Attitudes team specialising in qualitative methodology and the policy fields of equality, diversity and discrimination. He first joined the Qualitative Research Unit as a Senior Researcher in April 2005. During that time he has worked on many qualitative studies involving the use of in-depth interviews, focus groups, observations and deliberative methods. Other research that he has worked using qualitative methods includes studies on attitudes to sexual offences sentencing; bullying in schools and the workplace; benefits reforms; and health promotion and drug prevention among young people. He has also taught widely on in-depth interviewing skills, qualitative sampling, research ethics and research governance. Before joining NatCen Martin worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute for Health Services Research, University of Bedfordshire. There he conducted qualitative and survey research with a wide range of health/ social service users and professionals across the primary care, acute and voluntary sectors. He also worked for five years as Lecturer in Sociology teaching on undergraduate courses in Sociology, Social Policy, Women’s Studies and Nursing.
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
£540.00 Members of SRA receive a 25% discount and pay £405.00
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Qualitative Interviewing, Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis
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