Introduction to Qualitative Research Pilot (Online)
Duration 1 day
Training Units 2.0
Team Researcher Academy

This online course/Webinar is delivered by the Researcher Academy 

This is a course pilot.
The first 15 participants will be given access to this course from Monday 13th July – Monday 27th July and will provide feedback to the course tutors before it is made available more widely. The feedback must be emailed to one of the tutors by 5pm on Monday 27th July in order to be awarded training points. The course can be completed at any time during the two week period.

An email with all details will be sent to each participant once the course has reached full capacity. Training points will be awarded to those who complete this pilot course and provide timely feedback.

Target audience: Early stage postgraduate research students and early career researchers
This course is for you if you have had little or no previous experience of qualitative methods and want to understand the range and uses of this distinctive approach.


This course will provide an introductory insight into qualitative research and provide researchers with information and resources to aid understanding. 

Learning outcomes:

  • To outline the similarities and differences between qualitative and quantitative strategies.
  • To illustrate the key features of qualitative research.
  • To highlight what ontology, epistemology and methodology mean. 
  • To  identify some key elements common in qualitative research. 
  • To provide information on qualitative research methods and data analysis. 

Booking Instructions/ Information 

This online course/Webinar is delivered by the Researcher Academy 

Our webinars/ online courses are very popular, especially in the current period and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists.  

We appreciate that personal circumstances are changing daily during the University’s lock-down period but please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate. 

Please note, attendances for webinars/ online courses will still be recorded and corresponding training points, when shown as available, will be awarded.   

Accessing the course

To access the course please follow the link below and log into Moodle using your normal username and password. You must use the link below when accessing this course for the first time as it allows you to self-enrol onto the course. Make sure that you log in to the course within two days of the course start date, after this date enrolment is disabled. 

Assessment and Training Points 

For specific information on how to submit the course assessment in order to receive training points/attendance badge please read the ‘assessment' section on the course Moodle page. If you have any problems or queries, please don't hesitate 

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