Online Course
Introduction to Qualitative Research
Know the differences between quantitative and qualitative research and how to apply it in practice

1.5 - 2 hours

-

-

-

Powered by Physiopedia
Course instructor

Naomi is an Occupational Therapist and Irish Research Council scholar passionate about promoting research and education.

Summarising
Summarising the latest research & evidence
Trusted
Trusted by over - clinicians
Learn
Learn anytime, anywhere, on any device
Accredited
Accredited certificate of completion

Select a country (and if appropriate state) to view information about this course's accreditation and/or acceptance in this jurisdiction.

Included with subscription

And more...

Training 5 or more?

Get your team access to ALL courses plus exercise prescription & telehealth.

Introduction

It is increasingly recognised that both quantitative and qualitative research methods have value in developing the evidence base for physical therapy practice. This course will focus on the key qualitative methods that have added depth and improved our understanding of phenomena, patterns and challenges that we observe in the clinical and medical fields. The differences between qualitative and quantitative research and the uses of each method and the applications of qualitative research in clinical practice will also be explored.

Aims

This course explores the foundations of qualitative research and how it differs from quantitative methods in terms of procedures and clinical applications.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

Practicalities

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.5 - 2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.3 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • discuss qualitative research in terms of the definition, aim and the reasons for its increased popularity
  • compare and contrast the key characteristics and uses of qualitative research and quantitative research
  • discuss the process and steps to be followed when conducting a qualitative research method
  • identify at least 4 requirements of qualitative research
Featured reviews
Resources of such are vital for the beginner at research like me pursuing postgraduationation. I will be looking forward to more courses related to research methods in future!
Pema Lhamo
Physiotherapist
Bhutan
This course is very helpful for those who have little knowledge about qualitative research and want to learn more about it.
Manisha Shrestha
Physiotherapist
Nepal
The course is great! Introduction to a complicated subject. There is a lot to be learned but these are some solid steps to get you there!
Kasimir Kuoppala
Physiotherapist
Finland
It was such an amazing course. I have learned so much through this course!
Redisha Jakibanjar
Physiotherapist
Nepal

Online Course: Introduction to Qualitative Research

Know the differences between quantitative and qualitative research and how to apply it in practice

Powered by Physiopedia

Start course

Course instructor:

Naomi Algeo

Naomi is an Occupational Therapist and Irish Research Council scholar passionate about promoting research and education.

1.5 - 2 hours
Duration
-
Participants

Summarising the latest research & evidence

Trusted by over - clinicians

Learn anytime, anywhere, on any device

Accredited certificate of completion

Introduction

It is increasingly recognised that both quantitative and qualitative research methods have value in developing the evidence base for physical therapy practice. This course will focus on the key qualitative methods that have added depth and improved our understanding of phenomena, patterns and challenges that we observe in the clinical and medical fields. The differences between qualitative and quantitative research and the uses of each method and the applications of qualitative research in clinical practice will also be explored.

Aims

This course explores the foundations of qualitative research and how it differs from quantitative methods in terms of procedures and clinical applications.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

Included with a subscription:

Full access to ALL courses

Course certificate

Accredited for CEUs and CPD

Ask experts your clinical questions

Exclusive community membership

14 day money-back guarantee

And more...

Training 5 or more?

Get your team access to ALL courses plus exercise prescription & telehealth.

Try Plus for Teams

Featured reviews