Qualitative Research to Optimise Design and Conduct of Randomised Trials
This course runs bi-annually and is next expected to run in 2018-19.
1 day (approximately 6 hours teaching).
Course aims and objectives
The course aims to illustrate how qualitative research can be used to optimise the design and conduct of randomised trials, particularly pragmatic trials of complex interventions. It will demonstrate how qualitative research can be used to address particular trial design and conduct issues, enhance understanding of how qualitative methods can be integrated at various stages of a trial, show how a range of qualitative methods can be used within trials, and facilitate greater confidence in including qualitative research in grant applications for randomised trials.
By the end of the course participants should:
- appreciate how qualitative research can be used to address particular randomised trial design and conduct issues (especially in pragmatic trials of complex interventions);
- be aware how qualitative research can be integrated at various stages of the trial process;
- be able to describe the range of qualitative methods that can be used within a trial;
- be better equipped to include qualitative research in grant applications for randomised trials.
Who the course is intended for
- Researchers and health professionals who have a reasonable knowledge of the process of conducting randomised trials within a health service context, who are interested in how qualitative methods can optimise the design and conduct of a trial.
- Qualitative researchers who wish to apply their skills to optimise the design and conduct of randomised trials.
Areas to be covered during the course include:
- Using qualitative research to address particular randomised trial design and conduct issues.
- Integrating qualitative research at various stages of the development and running of a trial.
- How a range of qualitative methods can be used within a trial.
- Including qualitative research in grant applications for randomised trials.
Bookings for this course have now closed.
This course runs bi-annually. We anticipate that it will run again in our 2018/19 programme. We regret that bookings cannot be taken in advance.
Bristol Medical School
39 Whatley Road
We provide morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, including tea and coffee, biscuits and fresh fruit.
If you have specific dietary needs we ask that you let us know in advance.
Lunch is not included. There are a range of local cafes and supermarkets nearby for students to purchase lunch.
Information about accommodation in the area.
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