Qualitative Research an Introduction

A four-day intensive course on qualitative research
October 22-25 2018

The Wilson Centre is proud to present Qualitative Research: An Introduction, a four-day intensive program in qualitative education research for participants interested in gaining a basic understanding of qualitative research principles, methodologies and applications.

The Wilson Centre has one of the largest concentrations in the world of qualitative researchers in the health professions education research field. Our qualitative researchers represent diverse theoretical, disciplinary and methodological perspectives. 

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

The Program
This workshop will focus on guiding participants through the necessary considerations for developing qualitative studies in the health professions education domain.  From a basic understanding of founding philosophies and traditions to the most common methodologies and methods, participants will learn how to begin their qualitative research journey.

This program is designed for both:  

  • Researchers from education research centers and programs who want an introduction to qualitative research.
  • Individuals from the broad medical education research community with little experience but significant interest in understanding qualitative research

1.    Participants will be exposed to some of the philosophical and theoretical foundations of qualitative research. 
2.    Participants will develop an understanding of 4 common methodological approaches to qualitative research. 
3.    Participants will build skills in qualitative research methods (e.g. data collection through interviews)

Methodologies Explored (subject to change based on need/interest)
•    Ethnography
•    Discourse Analysis
•    Grounded Theory
•    Case Study

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

Application to the program begins January 15, 2018. Application deadline: May 14, 2018.  Selection Process: Successful candidates will be notified by June 4, 2018.  Please let us know if you need confirmation of early acceptance.

Fee: $3,000 (CDN)/person
Notes: Course material & breakfast/lunch provided.  Does not include accommodation. Partial attendance and fees are not available. Full payment deadline: June 29, 2018.

January  15, 2018    Open Registration Application submission
May 14, 2018        Registration deadline submission
June 4, 2018        Acceptance of applicants
June 29, 2018        Full payment deadline
September 24, 2018    Detailed Agenda, complete with start and end times of each day, will be sent to all accepted registrants.

Cancellation and Refunds
A processing fee of $250 will be retained for those who choose to withdraw their application after being accepted in the program; a fee of $500 for those who choose to withdraw their application between June 29 to August 24, 2018; NO REFUND for those who choose to withdraw after August 24, 2018. 

For further information, please contact: thewilsoncentre@uhn.ca