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Qualitative health research: Design, litterature search and generation of data

Aim:

The aim of the course is to qualify PhD-students working with methods based in qualitative research traditions to generate data in a relevant and focused way. Particular emphasis is given to positioning of the research within theory of science and epistemology, as well as, critical reflection in relation to central elements of the data generation process, and strengths and weaknesses of specific techniques. Participants will be qualified to plan and carry through empirical data generation and to quality assess the data acquired. In addition participants will be able to do relevant and focused literature searches in relation to the epistemological aims of the research project.

 

Form:

The course employs lectures, group discussions, hands-on exercises and presentations of participants’ written text on methodology of their own projects. 

 

Time and venue:

The course will run from 10.15-16 (some days shorter) on the following dates: 22/8 - 5/9 - 12/9 - 19/9 - 20/9 - 27/9  and  4/10 - 10/10 - 24/10.

At SDU in Odense.

 

Course directors: 
Helle Johannessen, professor, Department of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark (SDU).
Jens Troelsen, professor, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, SDU.

 Lecturers
Mikkel Gerken, assoc. professor, Department for the Study of Culture, Philosophy, SDU.
Jeppe Nicolaisen, assoc. professor, Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen.
Lotte Huniche, assoc. professor, Department of Public Health, SDU.
Nina Nissen, assoc. professor, Department of Public Health, SDU.
Anne Klara Bom, assoc. professor, Department for the Study of Culture, Cultural Studies, SDU.
Connie Timmermann, post.doc., Department of Regional Health Research, SDU.
Bente Hoeck, post.doc., Department of Public Health, SDU.
Forsker Katja Schrøder, Department of Clinical Research, SDU.
Jens Troelsen, professor, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, SDU.
Helle Johannessen, professor, Department of Public Health, SDU.

Literature:
Book which the participants will have to acquire on their own:
Collin, F. & Køppe, S. eds. 2014. Humanistisk Videnskabsteori. København: Lindhardt & Ringhof.

Other literature will be made available through the electronic course platform (Blackboard)

 Demanded preparation and participation:
It is expected that participants have experience with the use of qualitative methodology, e.g. from their master projects or from employment as research assistant.

Prior to the course, participants must reflect on

  1. The epistemological position the PhD-project and the researcher’s experience with generation of data, in particular experiences with the methods anticipated to be used in the PhD-project.
  2. Experiences with information- and literature searchers, and as part of this also which databases are well known.

 Participants are expected to engage actively in the teaching and the exercises of the course.

 As part of the course, each participant will develop a search protocol for literature searchers, and a text on own use of methods for data generation and own positioning in relation to theory of science.

ECTS Credits: 6,4

Course fee:
The course is free of charge for PhD students enrolled in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark.
For PhD students enrolled in other universities that have joined the "Open market agreement" the fee is DKK 540,-
The course fee for other participants is DKK 11186,-.


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