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Qualitative Study Design, Implementation, and Dissemination for Studies in Medicine and Population Health Sciences

Population Health Sciences Summer Institute
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Dr. Amy Corneli, Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Duke Population Health Sciences Summer Institute

This workshop will highlight the fundamental principles and common pitfalls in the design, implementation, and dissemination of qualitative descriptive research, focusing on the areas of medicine and population health sciences. Through a series of presentations and practice activities, participants will be introduced to:

-Various approaches to qualitative inquiry
-Primary considerations when designing qualitative studies (e.g., research aims, sampling)
-The principles of qualitative questionnaire design and interviewing
-Participant summaries of aggregated results
-Factors to consider when writing up qualitative findings for scientific literature

Workshop Outcomes:

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

-Explain the various approaches to qualitative inquiry and how to select the best design and method to answer new research questions
-Demonstrate how to apply methodological considerations when designing new qualitative studies
-Summarize the key principles for gathering rich qualitative data during questionnaire design and interview conduct
-Describe essential information to include in participant summaries and peer-reviewed manuscripts that report qualitative research findings
-Avoid common pitfalls in qualitative research

Recommended Audience: For those interested in designing, conducting, and writing up qualitative research at the investigator level, either for studies using only qualitative research or studies using qualitative research as one component of a larger study.

Class Size: 25 regular slots/19 student slots

Contact: Amy Blackburn