This two day course is designed to equip participants with a clear understanding of the principles and practice of high quality, rigorous qualitative data analysis. The course primarily focuses on ‘Framework’, an approach to qualitative data management developed at NatCen, and how this approach can be used to conduct descriptive and explanatory qualitative data analysis. The course will be delivered through a mixture of taught sessions and practical exercises.
By the end of the workshop, participants will:
The key stages and objectives of the analytical process in qualitative research
This course will be useful to you if you:
Meg Callanan is a Senior Researcher within the Children, Families and Work team in NatCen’s Policy Research Centre. Specialising in qualitative research methods, she has worked on a wide range of studies, most recently including an evaluation of the 16-19 Bursary Fund, and a study investigating the use of the PE premium in primary schools. Meg is currently working on a study of good practice in Early Education and teaches on training courses that focus on qualitative data analysis.
Caroline Turley is Head of NatCen's Crime and Justice and Social Attitudes teams. Her specialisms are researching sensitive issues and vulnerable groups, such as victims of crime, high risk offender populations and bereaved families. Before joining NatCen in 2007, Caroline carried out qualitative research at the Police Complaints Authority and BMRB Social Research (now TNS-BMRB). She has a BSc in Social Policy and Sociology and an MSc in Criminology, both from the London School of Economics.
This course contributes 6 hours to the MRS CPD programme