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Qualitative Health Research Series

This 6-part series is open to anyone interested in qualitative health research in African settings. Its mission is to be a respectful and constructive online forum for sharing experiences, advancing methodological discussions, networking and supporting qualitative researchers.

Meetings will take place once a month via Zoom, allowing a wide audience to connect and listen. Each session will comprise of a presentation followed by a group discussion, practical case reviews and useful tips. These sessions will be recorded and converted afterwards into online self-directed learning resources.

Learning Resource 01This first webinar will look at the different qualitative analysis approaches and methods, and consider strengths and limitations. We will consider how to choose qualitative analysis methods. This webinar is the first in a series of 6 webinars in the Qualitative Health Research Series.
Learning Resource 02The focus of the second webinar was to discuss different elements of quality in qualitative research. What is reflexivity? How do we make use of guidelines? Are checklists helpful? In light of how COVID-19 has influenced qualitative research, we will also dedicate some time to discussing the implications of this for current and future qualitative health research.
Learning Resource 03The focus of this learning resource is engaging with theory in different ways, and at different stages of qualitative health research. The two presenters will provide examples from their own work to demonstrate how theory plays many important roles in qualitative health research.
Learning Resource 04The focus of this learning resource is understanding the role of philosophy in qualitative health research, and encouraging more intentional engagement with the philosophical dimensions of research. The two presenters will cover key terms and provide examples from their own work to demonstrate how philosophy is relevant to our work as qualitative health researchers.
Learning Resource 05Objectives: To learn about different applications of medical anthropology to understand health and disease, to reflect on the role of anthropology and anthropologists in interdisciplinary collaborations, and to consider ethical, practical and safety-related questions around anthropological research.
Learning Resource 06This learning resource covers the basics of qualitative longitudinal research, as well as many practical, methodological and ethical dimensions of the approach. The presenters provide plenty of examples from their own work in various settings, and reflect on the specific challenges and opportunities of doing qualitative longitudinal research.