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Doing and Communicating Qualitative Research

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Time: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: £175 - £600

Doing and Communicating Qualitative Research

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Kingston University's summer school on ‘Doing and Communicating Qualitative Research' offers an opportunity to explore the principles of qualitative research and to enrich your skills and in a practical, hands-on way under expert guidance.

Day-long workshops will cover the whole span of the research process from design to writing up. Keynote speakers will provide insights into the past, present and future of qualitative research and advice on getting published.

You can also get expert and peer advice on your current and future research through our consultation clinics, and avail of opportunities to share experiences and network with like-minded peers.

Who is it for?

Whether you are new to qualitative research or are more experienced, the summer school will benefit postgraduate students, researchers and professional practitioners in disciplines such as:

  • psychology;
  • counselling and psychotherapy;
  • sociology and other social sciences;
  • social services and social work;
  • social policy;
  • nursing and healthcare;
  • education; and
  • market research

What will you learn?

After participating in the summer school, you will be able to:

  • make informed decisions about designing your qualitative research, generating and analysing data, and writing up your qualitative research findings;
  • appreciate how different analytic approaches understand qualitative data;
  • use approaches to the generation and analysis of qualitative data in systematic and insightful ways;
  • understand the common challenges associated with particular approaches in qualitative research and know how to address these effectively;
  • engage with ethical issues associated with qualitative data collection and analysis in informed and effective ways;
  • appreciate the strengths and limitations of qualitative research; and
  • understand when and how to apply the conclusions of qualitative research to policy making and practice settings.

We recommend that you attend the whole week to gain maximum benefit.


The Summer School is made up of day-long workshops.

  • Each day features a choice of four workshops.
  • Days 1, 3, 4 and 5 include keynote addresses from expert qualitative researchers.
  • Each day features research consultation clinics where you can get expert and peer advice on your qualitative research.

Download the full programme (PDF).

Download abstracts of all workshops and keynote presentations and biographical notes of all contributors (PDF).

You can book for individual days, several days or the whole week.

Please ensure that you have studied the programme carefully as you will be prompted to select your workshop choices when you undertake your booking.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Adrian Coyle


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