Working ‘up’ and ‘out’: how qualitative researchers approach analysis
Qualitative researchers employ a range of different approaches to conducting qualitative analyses. In the process, they describe and interpret data, explaining the relationships between the patterns they find and interrogating their findings in various ways to provide thick descriptions of phenomena or explanatory theories. Drawing on his own qualitative analyses on experiences of cancer, Dr MacArtney will explore some of the ways in which qualitative analysts approach these processes. This lecture will provide the opportunity to demystify an often intangible process and tackle some of the challenges facing qualitative health researchers today.

Dr John MacArtney is a Senior Researcher with the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford and is a sociologist of health and illness with specific interests in the diagnosis of cancer, end of life and palliative care, and bereavement. He specialises in qualitative research.

This talk is being held as part of the Qualitative Research Methods module which is part of the MSc in Evidence-based Health Care. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Date: 1 November 2017, 17:00 (Wednesday, 4th week, Michaelmas 2017)
Venue: Ewert House, Summertown OX2 7DD
Speaker: Dr John MacArtney (Health Experiences Research Group, NDPCHS, University of Oxford)
Organising department: Department for Continuing Education
Organiser: Robin Beachy (University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education)
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Part of: Evidence-Based Health Care Programme
Topics: Health, Evidence-based medicine
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Robin Beachy