Methodological Resources

Here you'll find a collection of qualitative methodological resources (downloadable PDFs & narrated web modules). I've developed these  resources to help colleagues and students new to qualitative research find their footing.

New to Qualitative Research?

 

I’d love to hear   what type of resources you

would find helpful.

FHS Qualitative Research Group monthly meetings

 

If you are based at McMaster University or Hamilton Health Sciences and interested in connecting with others who are interested in qualitative health research methods, e-mail me for more information about our monthly FHS Qualitative Research group.

 

All are welcome!

Introduction, Overview, and Foundations

What’s the difference between qualitative and quantitative methods? Which is more appropriate for my research question?

Level: First Contact

Philisophical Worldviews (sometimes known as theoretical foundations, paradigms)

Level: Introductory
Created for: Health Science Education (MSc), McMaster University

Theory and the Research Thought Process (contrasts Qualitative and Quantitative)

Level: Introductory
Created for: Health Science Education (MSc), McMaster University

Introduction to Qualitative Research

Level: Introductory
Created for: Health Policy (PhD), McMaster University

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Level: Introductory, for Quantitative Researchers

Introduction to Qualitative Research Design

Level: Introductory, for Undergraduate Students
Created for: Health, Aging and Society (BA), McMaster University

Introduction to Qualitative Research Design and Methodologies

Study Design and Methodologies

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Level: Intermediate

Created for: Health Policy (PhD), McMaster University

Qualitative Coding

Level: Introductory
Created for: Health Science Education (MSc), McMaster University

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Data Analysis

Level: Introductory, for Graduate Students

Writing an Interview or Focus Group Guide

Level: Introductory, for Graduate Students
Created for: Health, Aging and Society (BA), McMaster University

Primer on Data Collection

Data Collection

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Qualitative Research in the field of Health Policy

Level: Introductory
Created for: Health Policy (PhD), McMaster University

Approaches to Quality in Qualitative Research

Beyond Design

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Level: Intermediate

Created for: Health Policy (PhD), McMaster University

Helpful references for novice qualitative researchers from other sources

 

All the  qualitative-relevant pages from Academic Medicine’s Conducting Research in Health Professions Education: From Idea to Publication (November 2016)

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Reference lists that may assist more advanced qualitative researchers

 

Coming Soon: EndNote Libraries shared on request

 

  1. Methodologies
  2. Strategies for creating rigorous qualitative research
  3. Methods for secondary synthesis of qualitative research
  4. Qualitative methods in Medical Education

 

 

Meredith Vanstone,

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine

DBHSC 5003E, McMaster University

100 Main St. W., Hamilton, ON L8P 1H6

Meredith.Vanstone@mcmaster.ca