Speaker: Dr Claire Russon

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Speaker: Dr Claire Russon

Monday 21 January 2013, 7.00-8.30pm UK time (Click here for your local time)

Fee: £39 / €49 / $59 (Part 1 and 2: £69 / €79 / $89)

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:

  • Conceptual framework
  • 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.

Related seminar

Qualitative research II: This will be a more advanced seminar. You can register for either or both of these.

Date & Time

Monday 21 January 2013, 7.00-8.30pm UK time (Click here for your local time)

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