Qualitative Research Refined

Qualitative Research Refined: Design/ Execution/ Analysis
October 21-24, 2019
A four-day intensive course on qualitative research.

Atelier Wilson Centre is proud to continue its support of rigorous, theory-informed qualitative research in health professions education by offering a 4-day intensive program at the intermediate level.

Participants will have the opportunity to refine their understanding and hone their skills in this dynamic and interactive program led by some of the world’s most respected health professions education qualitative researchers. Our qualitative education scientists, who serve as tutors in this program, represent diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives. The atelier’s curricular and pedagogical approach is also theory-informed, practice-oriented, and fine-tuned over many years of successful ateliers.

This program is the second in a series of three award-winning short courses that provide an overview of the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings, methodological intricacies, and practical tools of qualitative research.

This intermediate program is designed for:

  • Researchers from education research centers and programs who want an immersive experience in qualitative research.

  • Individuals from the broad health professions education research community with some experience and significant interest in understanding qualitative research


  1. Participants will deepen their understanding of philosophical and theoretical considerations important to qualitative research.

  2. Participants will delve into the details and nuances of several common methodological approaches to qualitative research.

  3. Participants will build skills in qualitative research methods (e.g. data collection through interviews), using their own works-in-progress as learning objects.

Methodologies Explored (subject to change based on need/interest of participants):

  • Ethnography and institutional ethnography

  • Multiple approaches to discourse analysis

  • 3-4 different schools of grounded theory

  • Intrinsic, instrumental, and collective approaches to case study

Application Process:

Applicants must submit [via email: cheryl.ku@uhn.ca] a current CV and a one-page description of research experience in qualitative work, including a current or previous research project description. There will be a limit of 30 participants.

Application deadline: August 30, 2019

Fee $3000 CDN (lunches included)