Further Qualitative Research
Duration 1 day
Training Units 2.0
Team Researcher Academy

This face to face course is delivered by the Researcher Academy

The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February.

Target audience: mid stage postgraduate research students and early careers researchers

This course is for you if you have some knowledge of the theoretical principles associated with the qualitative research paradigm and would like to learn more about the practical application of the approaches used in conducting qualitative research.

Process: The course combines guided discussions with practical exercises.


This one day course offers participants practical grounding in research approaches within the qualitative paradigm. It aims to help you identify appropriate data collection and analysis procedures in keeping with each approach. There is an emphasis on helping participants to move forward from research theory to practical design issues in qualitative research.

Aims/ Objectives:

The aim of this course is to provide participants with practical grounding in common research approaches within the qualitative research paradigm.

By the end of the course you will:

  • understand the defining features of the following traditions in qualitative research;
    • Ethnography
    • Phenomenology
    • Case study
    • Biography
    • Action research
    • Grounded theory
  • be able to identify appropriate data collection and analysis procedures in keeping with each approach
  • have identified further appropriate reading

Related Courses:

This course builds on Introduction to Qualitative Research, which we advise you attend prior to booking this course. 

Research Interview Skills

Please note that due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Researcher Academy will not be offering face to face courses in semester 1 of 2020.

Qualitative Methods Tutor (a moderated online learning course)

Research Integrity - stand-alone online course designed to strengthen your awareness of your own responsibilities and accountability when planning and conducting research and provides guidance on what to do should things go wrong. 

Booking Conditions

Privacy Statement

The Researcher Academy is committed to protecting the privacy of researchers who register for our training courses and events. Your completion of the booking process shall constitute your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data to University staff and external partners responsible for the delivery of the course or event for which you have registered.  Personal information shared includes; name, role/position, mode of study, School/Department, dietary and accessibility requirements.

Latecomer policy

Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Researcher Academy or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.

Importance of booking commitment

When booking on to a Researcher Academy short course you are entering into a commitment to attend. If you find that you are no longer available to attend you MUST cancel your place (on the system if more than three days before the course) or if at short notice by emailing ra-training@nottingham.ac.uk. This will ensure that your place can be offered to another researcher on the waiting list. Failure to cancel a place results in other researchers missing out on places through the waiting list process.

It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. The Researcher Academy maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Researcher Academy courses and will affect considerations for Researcher Academy funded opportunities.



The course requires participants to download and read the two extracts on the following page:


Please note that these readings form an important element of the course and must be read for participants to fully participate and appreciate the issues covered.

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