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OnderwijsUniversity of Groningen Summer SchoolsWinter SchoolsQualitative Methods in Research

Embedding Qualitative Research Methods in Health Sciences

Manipal, Karnataka, India

5 - 9 December 2016
Deadline for application: CLOSED
(Re)MA, PhD, Post Docs, Researchers

Prof. N. Sreekumaran Nair, Manipal University
Dr. Ajay Bailey, University of Groningen

Fee (including taxes)
INR 13500 (including housing)
INR 10000 (excluding housing)

Manipal University

While the importance of understanding people’s experiences for better public health through qualitative research have been largely acknowledged, efforts are needed to engage health researchers in all the essential steps in qualitative research from defining research questions to analyzing the data and disseminating the findings to multiple stakeholders. There is also an urgent need for enhancing the capacity of the public health researchers in synthesizing evidence using qualitative methods.

Public health and health systems research in Asia faces multiple challenges. The plurality of the health systems, the top down planning of the health programmes and the lack of representation of people’s voices are a few examples of the challenges. For effective public health, there is a growing need to go beyond numbers to examine the lived experiences of people. This entails educating health researchers and professionals in the use of qualitative research methods which will equip them with skills to better understand people’s problems and find solutions in a participative manner.

The winter school will be concluded by a seminar on the ‘Emerging issues in qualitative public health research in Asia’, where the students/participants will also give short presentations.

Contact person
Dr. Bhumika (
Phone: 919986328261, 0820 2923449

Faculty involved
Faculty of Spatial Sciences
Partner University
Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India

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