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Qualitative Research International Summer School


University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK

28 July – 1 August 2014

Lead tutors: Virginia Braun (University of Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand) & Victoria Clarke (UWE), authors of Successful Qualitative Research and Using Thematic Analysis in Psychology, and Nikki Hayfield (UWE).

Opening and closing keynotes by Prof. Brendan Gough and Prof. Lucy Yardley.

Expert tutors from UWE and other UK universities.

Workshops on qualitative research ‘from start to finish’ – theoretical foundations, design, methods of data collection and analysis (interviews, focus groups, TA, IPA, DA, CA, GT, CAQDAS, action and narrative research), quality, communicating findings.

Early Bird Fees**

Full week (Monday – Friday) £600; £500* (QMiP members)

Two day ‘master class’ (Thematic Analysis***/Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis) £250; £225* (QMiP members)

One day workshop £150; £125* (QMiP members)

**The fees include tuition, lunch and refreshments (accommodation and other meals are booked separately through the online store). The early bird fees end 31 May.

*Limited places available at these reduced fees. QMiP is the Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society.

***Please note that bookings for the Thematic Analysis master class are currently only open to people booking for the full week. If there are places remaining, individual bookings will reopen in April. To join the waiting list and be alerted when individual bookings reopen, please contact:


Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Qualitative Research International Summer School Programme

There are 3 parallel workshops on each day of the Summer School, book a place for 1 day, 2 days... or the full week (select from the parallel workshops, so you attend those that best suit your needs and interests).

Mon 28 July

Introduction to Qualitative Research

Introduction to Action Research

Introduction to Narrative Research

Tue 29 July

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing

Introduction to Focus Groups

Introduction to Grounded Theory

Wed 30 July

Introduction to Conversation Analysis

Wed 30-Thur 31 Thematic Analysis 2-Day 'Master class'

Wed 30-Thur 31 Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis 2-Day 'Master class'

Thur 31 July

Introduction to Discourse Analysis

Friday 1 August

Communicating Qualitative Research

Quality and Rigor in Qualitative Research

Introduction to Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis (CAQDAS)

Confirmed tutors include:

Adrian Coyle, University of Surrey, editor of Analysing Qualitative Data in Psychology.

Sonja Ellis, Sheffield Hallam University, author of LGBTQ Psychology.

Hannah Frith, University of Brighton, editor of Critical Bodies.

Kate Gleeson, Research Director of the Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Surrey.

Brett Smith, Loughborough University, author of Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

Christina Silver, University of Surrey, CAQDAS Networking Project Manager and author of Using Software in Qualitative Research.

Leah Tomkins, University of Middlesex, author of numerous papers on Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis.

Sally Wiggins, University of Strathclyde, editor of Discursive Research in Practice.