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Analytical work in qualitative and ethnographic health research

The Graduate Programme for Public Health

Content and aim of this seminar:
The aim of the course is to promote and facilitate an understanding of analytical work in qualitative and ethnographic health research. Analytical work is hard work, but it is also creative and playful work.  In this PhD course we will present, explore and reflect on different ways of conducting qualitative analyses.  We will address questions such as: What is a good qualitative analysis? What do we mean by theory and theoretical work, and how does theory influence our analysis and vice versa?  Furthermore, we will consider Analysis as writing and we will discuss quality in qualitative health research and the challenges of publishing qualitative and ethnographic work.

We will combine lectures, group discussions, and analytical exercises. The third day of the course will take form as a workshop where participants present a 5-page analytical essay and receive feedback from fellow participants and teachers.   

Literature will be distributed by Blackboard, the platform for e-learning at University of Southern Denmark. In due time, participants will be informed via email that the platform for this seminar has been opened.

Course director:
Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen, professor, SIF, SDU

Morten Hulvej Rod, associate professor, SIF, SDU
Mette Terp Høybye, associate professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aahus University & Silkeborg Regional Hospital

PhD candidates and supervisors. However, it is a requirement that the participating PhD students have generated some empirical material in relation to their PhD project. Therefore, participants need to write 10-15 lines about their project and mail them to Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen.

National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen

ECTS credits: 4,2

Course fee:
The course is free of charge for PhD students enrolled in Universities that have joined the "Open market agreement", as well as employees at the Faculty of Health sciences at the University of Southern Denmark.
For other participants there is a course fee of DKK 6685,-



Last Updated 19.11.2020