Research Ready: Introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods
This course is suitable for those new to research or wanting a refresher of research methods. Over two days, the course introduces participants to both quantitative and qualitative research methods. This will cover an introduction to research methods, developing research questions, qualitative analysis (thematic analysis) and quantitative analyses (t-tests, correlations and ANOVAs using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)). Day one focuses on the introduction to the two types of research, research design and qualitative analysis. Day two focuses on entering quantitative data into SPSS and running quantitative analyses. Participants can choose to attend either day one or both days.
The course will be delivered by experienced psychology staff, but the research methods are appropriate for those within other disciplines. Running in August, this course would be suitable for those without prior research methods training and for those working in areas, such as healthcare, who wish to expand their research opportunities. The course is also ideal for graduates who have finished their degree and wish to have a refresher before moving on to further study, or for current students that would benefit from revision over the summer period.
1. Understanding of research methods using both quantitative and qualitative designs and the importance of ethics.
2. Develop an understanding of qualitative analysis (thematic analysis).
3. Have the ability to input data into SPSS.
4. Conduct appropriate quantitative analyses on data in SPSS (t-tests, correlations and ANOVAs). Each participant will receive a certificate for completing either day one or both days of the course.
The Research Ready course will be held on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th August between 10am and 4pm at Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus). Light refreshments will be provided during the afternoon break. The cost of day one is £175 per participant and the cost of both days is £250. All bookings must be made through the online system.
For any further information concerning this short course, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.