Welsh Government

Qualitative research and clinical trials

Course Outline: 

An understanding of the contribution of qualitative research to clinical trials in generating robust evidence is essential to achieve improvements in health care practice. This course is aimed at research staff working in clinical trials and other health and social care studies to enable them to gain deeper insight into how qualitative methods enhance evidence generated from a classical clinical trial. The course will also be beneficial for other health and social care practitioners who work in research-active areas and are interested in developing their qualitative research skills. 

This full day course includes the purpose of qualitative enquiry, an overview of the methods used in qualitative research, data generation and the principles of analysis. 

The format of the day will include presentations, group work and discussion. 

Please note a certificate of attendance will only be issued if delegates complete all elements of the training. Times will be confirmed on receipt of the registration form.

Following the training, participants will be able to:

  • identify the purpose of qualitative research;
  • explore the differing qualitative methods utilised in clinical research and other health and social care research;
  • understand the planning and design of qualitative research for clinical and non-clinical trials;
  • describe data generation and analysis.

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