This two-day course gives participants an understanding of, and
experience in using, the skills and techniques involved in conducting
qualitative interviews to a high standard. It will be delivered via a
combination of taught and practical sessions. The trainers all have
extensive experience of conducting in-depth interviews for qualitative
By the end of the workshop, participants will be:
This course requires some prior knowledge or experience of conducting qualitative research.
You will find the course useful if:
Mehul Kotecha joined the NatCen Social Research as a
Senior Researcher in March 2008. He has led on a number of qualitative
studies including evaluations of back to work programmes (e.g. process
evaluation of the Support for the Very Long-Term Unemployed Trailblazer
programme), research into financial and material circumstances in old
age (e.g. exploring the relationship between material deprivation and
pensioner poverty and a study which explored older people's attitudes
towards the principle of automatic awards of Pension Credit), and
research into education and skills (e.g. a study exploring motivations
and barriers to part-time post-16 education). Prior to this, Mehul was a
Research Fellow at the Institute of Primary Care and Public Health,
based at London South Bank University – where he also received his
doctorate in sociology.
This course contributes 6 hours to the MRS CPD programme
Cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled 21 days or more from the course date. No refund if cancelled 20 days or fewer from the course date.