Clarifying Methodologies

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Course Synopsis

The Wilson Centre of the University of Toronto, in collaboration with the National Healthcare Group in Singapore, are proud to offer a four-day intensive programme in qualitative research for health professionals working in clinical academic contexts. Participants will have the opportunity to hone their research skills through lectures, workshops and exercises led by some of the world’s most respected health professions education researchers. The programme will be conducted in Singapore’s Novena Health City, an inspiring environment for learning and application.

Programme Highlights

Knowledge-building: Attend lectures on research traditions such as grounded theory, ethnography, critical discourse analysis, and mixed methods.

Skill-building: Take part in workshops on data collection techniques such as interviews, observations, focus groups and simulation design and learn how to analyze your data

Scaffolding: Integrate new learning every day into your research practice

Problem-solving: Work through methodological dilemmas in discussion with faculty and fellow participants

Individual work: Develop and present your work to the class for feedback

Group work: Teach-the-teacher


Tina Martimianakis, Course Lead
Critical Approaches , Discourse Analysis, Identity, Inter-professional Dynamics

Issac Lim, Course Lead
Complexity Theory, Social Network Analysis, Organizational Behavior, Teams, Ethnography

Elise Paradis, Faculty
Ethnography, Mixed Methods, Collaboration, Teams

Mary Lee, Faculty
Discourse Analysis, Grounded Theory, Communication in teams

Ryan Brydges, Faculty
Experimental Design, Validation, Simulation Education

Wee-Shiong Lim, Faculty
Mixed Methods Research, Inter-professional Teams and Leadership

Closing for registration: 31 March 2019

Course Fees: $3500 (before GST)
Early bird Registration (by 28 Feb): $3250 (before GST)

Online Registration:
For enquiries, please contact Yan Hua at

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