Introduction to qualitative evaluation – online course
1 June 2021 10:00 - 11:30
Are you thinking about using qualitative methods in evaluation? Would you like to understand when these methods will add value and to feel more confident about how to work with this kind of data?
In this new course, the ARC West team aims to break down the process of collecting and analysing qualitative data in evaluation to help you use these methods with confidence. This will include:
why qualitative evaluation is needed and the contexts in which it is useful
examples of how to collect qualitative data, including a process for conducting interviews and focus groups
approaches to recording data from interviews and focus groups
different ways you can analyse qualitative data to help make sense of the data collected
how to summarise, write up and present qualitative results.
The course has two elements.
The first consists of pre-recorded course material in the form of recorded slide presentations that you can watch at your convenience (total playlist: 85 mins but presented in separate videos that can be watched in shorter sections). There are a number of activities during the presentations to help embed the learning.
The second element of the course is a live Q&A session on Zoom – see date above (duration: 90 mins) offering group discussion about using qualitative methods and the opportunity for participants to ask any questions arising from the pre-recorded materials. Details of how to access the videos will be emailed to participants approximately two weeks prior to the live webinar to allow time to watch the recorded content before attending.
The course is aimed at people working in all areas of health and social care who would like to know more about using qualitative methods in evaluation.