We are pleased to inform you that IIPHG is organising the 5th batch of short-term training in Qualitative Research Methods in health and medical research between 25th and 27th of April 2012. In public health and medicine qualitative research methods are being used in a wide range of situation from exploratory studies, process documentation, monitoring and assessment of field interventions, health technology assessment, etc.
It is also being used alongside RCTs as adjunct procedures for various reasons such as drafting and testing of research protocols, explaining findings, and formation and working with community advisory groups for field trials etc. The strength of QRM lies in bringing out insiders’ meanings, capturing processes and bringing out the contexts in which events happen. They add meaning to otherwise de-contextualised data and enhance transferability of interventions across contexts.
Objectives of the program
- To make participants gain an understanding of the theoretical basis of QRMs.
- To highlight the scope of using QRMs in the field of public health, health management and medical research.
- To equip the participants with knowledge and skill of using data collection methods such as in-depth interviews, FGD, case study and rapid procedures
- To build the capacity of participants in drafting research design using QRMs and to analyse qualitative data
- To train the participants in use of computers to analyse qualitative data
- Session I Introduction: Theoretical basis, nature and scope of QRMs
- Session II Methods of data collection-I: Key informant interview
- Session III Methods of data collection-II: FGD; mock FGD
- Session IV Methods of data collection-III: Case study & other methods
- Session V Rigour and validity in qualitative research
- Session VI Analysis of qualitative data
- Session VII Types of qualitative data analysis
- Session VIII Publishing a qualitative study
- Session IX Computer based analysis of qualitatve data
- Session X Computer based analysis of qualitatve data
- Session XI Computer based analysis of qualitatve data
- Session XII Computer based analysis of qualitatve data
This programme will be useful to graduate / post graduate students of any systems of medicine, public health officials, independent scholars or NGO members working in the area of public health, social science and development professionals. Any graduate /professional working in the area of public health or medicine is eligible to apply.
Maximum number of Participants is thirty.
Rs. 6000 inclusive of course fee, lunch, refreshments and workshop materials per participant; accommodation – an additional fee of Rs. 350 per day for stay on twin sharing basis and food. Fee to be paid as DD / Cheque drawn in favour of Indian Institute of Public Health – Gandhinagar payable at Ahmedabad. A limited number of part / full tuition fee waiver are available for registered students on means-cum-merit basis and for five or more registrationfrom a same institute.
Address for communication
Dr. N. Nakkeeran
Indian Institute of Public Health,
Gandhinagar, Sardar Patel Institute Campus, Drive-In Road, Thaltej, Ahmadabad – 380054, Gujarat
Phone: 079 40240444; Fax: 079 40240445; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Indian Institute of Public Health-Gandhinagar
IIPHG has been set up to function as one of the nodal Institutions for public health education, advocacy, research and practice, providing quality public health training to graduates of diverse disciplines. IIPHG aims to pursue the mandate of equity in public health, bringing strategy, resources and networks to the issues and practice of public health in India. IIPHG is an initiative of Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) as one of its responses to the severe shortfall of public health professionals in the country.
Visit www.phfi.org for application form and updated news about the course