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Planning and designing qualitative research

The second workshop in the main training package workshop series.

  • 21 Apr 2022, 10.00am to 21 Apr 2022, 12.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • This is an online event.
  • This event is free

The Centre for Qualitative Research is running a series of SWDTP-Funded Bespoke Qualitative Training Workshops.

This workshop is part of the main training package. The main training package focuses on from planning to product: the process of conducting qualitative research. This will consist of a series of 7 bespoke online seminars delivered monthly to up to 50 students by collaborators across the SWDTP universities. View an overview of all workshops in the series.


Registration for the Core Training Package is available here.

Summary of Workshop 2

In this workshop you'll be introduced to the fundamentals of designing a good qualitative study.

This session will introduce the fundamentals of designing a good qualitative study:

  • establishing philosophical underpinnings
  • using theory
  • identifying appropriate methodology and methods
  • sampling and saturation
  • being consistent
  • being flexible

Workshop leader

Dr Sarah Morgan-Trimmer is a social scientist at University of Exeter Medical School.

She conducts evaluations of public health and healthcare interventions, using critical realist and social science perspectives to understand the complex interactions between behaviours, organisational processes, social contexts and health outcomes.

She teaches, trains and provides consultancy on qualitative methods, mixed methods and theory-based evaluation.

She has a background in social policy research in urban regeneration, child well-being, unemployment and substance abuse.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the workshop.