Clinicians are often frustrated when empirically supported treatments fail their patients with complex, co-morbid physical and mental conditions, often exacerbated by high ACES scores, oppression, poverty and racism. Qualitative research, whether performed on its own or embedded within a quantitative framework offers a powerful opportunity to hear the patient and provider voice and to bridge the gap between empirically supported treatments and clinician practice. These research methods also offer an empirically sound platform to understand the provider’s perspective, which may in turn, improve the provider’s experience of caring for the patient. This presentation is aimed to provide a primer/overview of how to use qualitative methods. Using both didactic and experiential (game show) learning methods, attendees will learn how to develop a good question, choose a method, and an overview of data collection & analysis and then have fun applying this knowledge.
- Identify 2 reasons to consider doing a qualitative study.
- Describe the elements of a good qualitative research question
- Describe 1 common strategy for qualitative data collection and one novel strategy.
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