Although qualitative research methods have been used in social sciences for decades, they have only caught the attention of psychologists and mental health professionals recently.
Qualitative research methods can be extremely helpful in clinical, educational and health psychology, as well as in psychotherapy research. They are complementary to quantitative methods and can enhance our understanding of human development.
This seminar in an introduction to qualitative methods in psychology, psychotherapy and mental health and will cover the following areas:
Overview of qualitative research
Introduction to the different qualitative methods
Issues of epistemology
Issues of reliability and validity
Qualitative vs quantitative methods
Applications of qualitative methods
Research illustrations will help participants to link theory to practice.
About the Speaker
Dr Claire Russon is is a practising clinical psychologist and lecturer in the NHS, higher education and private sectors. Her teaching background includes teaching on epistemology and clinical psychology, critical and community psychology, and systemic approaches, as well as introductory seminars on qualitative research methods such as Grounded Theory, with particular interest in Discourse Analysis having completed research in this area.