Bespoke courses & training

I provide bespoke training in qualitative research methods drawing on over 15 years’ experience in academia and external professional research roles. I have extensive experience teaching qualitative methods nationally and internationally including for clients such as: the Social Research Association, market research companies, police forces, inspectorates, local authorities, charities, voluntary sector, universities, summer schools and ESRC doctoral training centres.

Who has taken my courses?

  • Academics, including PhD students
  • Market researchers
  • Social researchers working in various organizational settings
  • Professionals conducting in-house research (i.e. in medicine, health care, social care, education, criminal justice and policing)
  • Researchers working for charities, voluntary sector and NGOs
  • Government and local authority research departments
  • Research consultants

Courses I regularly deliver include:

  • An introduction to qualitative research
  • Qualitative research during Covid-19: moving research online
  • Designing a qualitative study
  • Focus groups – including conducting focus groups online
  • Qualitative interviewing – including conducting digital interviews
  • Qualitative data analysis (including thematic analysis)
  • Storytelling as method
  • Narrative analysis
  • Smartphones in qualitative research
  • Observational methods and ethnography
  • Participatory action research (PAR)
  • Reflexivity and reflective practice
  • Writing up qualitative data

*Due to Covid-19 courses are currently delivered online via Zoom, MS Teams or Skype. The above courses can also be adapted to accommodate your requirements. Contact me for more information: karen@qualitative.training.com