Qualitative Research Integrated within Trials (QuinteT)

The QuinteT team of researchers pioneer qualitative approaches to optimise recruitment and informed consent to randomised controlled trials (RCTs).

To date, the team’s principal innovation is the QuinteT Recruitment Intervention (QRI). Developed by QuinteT team lead Professor Jenny Donovan, the aim of the QRI is to understand RCT recruitment processes and difficulties, suggest improvements and then work with RCT Chief Investigators to implement these.

The QuinteT researchers use observation, in-depth interviews, document analysis and a range of analytical approaches including: content, thematic and conversation analysis.  The team also has expertise in recruiter training.

The QuinteT team contributes to ConDuCT II - Collaboration and innovation in Difficult and Complex randomised controlled Trials IInvasive procedures – Theme 2 (Integrative and dynamic research methods to optimise recruitment to RCTs).  ConDuCT II is part of the Medical Research Council's Network of Hubs for Trials Methodology Research.

Contact

QuinteT Team
School of Social and Community Medicine
University of Bristol
Canynge Hall
39 Whatley Road
Bristol, BS8 2PS
United Kingdom

E-mail: carmel.conefrey@bristol.ac.uk