Online Course: Qualitative Research Data Management and Analysis
The Aga Khan University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education. The ACCME designates 33.0 AMA PRA category 1 credit to this live educational activity.
This course is developed and directed by the Population and Reproductive Health Section of the Department of Community Health Sciences.
For new or sensitive areas of research, formative studies provide basic information before collecting quantitative data. Qualitative studies are rich source of gaining an understanding of underlying reasons, opinions, and motivations for an event of interest. Qualitative study designs provide insights into the problem, helps in generating hypotheses for future quantitative studies, and help in identifying responses to be included in the potential quantitative research.
A comprehensive understanding of qualitative research using content analysis approach with this perspective is thus essential for people involved in research particularly related to public health in Pakistan.