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Thematic Analysis Teaching & Training

We run two types of TA workshops – a one-day introduction to TA for people using TA in their research and a one-day workshop for people teaching and supervising TA. Information about upcoming events will be listed on this page.

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We’ve been teaching TA over the last few years (see list below) with positive feedback. We run four types of TA workshops – a three hour ‘taster’ session, a one-day introduction to TA for people using TA in their research, a one-day workshop for people teaching and supervising TA, and a two day TA intensive. Upcoming events will be listed on here.

We also offer teaching of TA as part of broader Qualitative Research teaching.

If you are interested in ‘in-house’ TA training, please email us to explore possibilities. Please note that fees start from £200 (plus expenses) for a 3 hour taster workshop with one tutor (and a recommended maximum group size of 12-15). Email: victoria.clarke@uwe.ac.uk or v.braun@auckland.ac.nz

Testimonials from TA training session attendees

“I feel more confident in proceeding with analysis of my research data. I would love to attend more TA workshops.” (TA intensive, July 2014)

“I now feel more confident and reassured about using thematic analysis.” (TA intensive, July 2014)

“Good exercises, using real and very engaging data. Very knowledgeable and experienced tutors.” (TA intensive, July 2014)

“What I found most useful was… it specifically focused on the analysis I am using for my PhD, with the authors of the paper. This gave me a chance to ask the questions I have and those which might be asked in my viva.” (Introduction to TA, July 2013)

“I’m very new to qualitative research and this has been invaluable. I feel I’ve got a better understand of what is involved in the interpretation of data in general, was well as thematic analysis.” (Introduction to TA, July 2013)

“What I found most useful was… the detail in which the actual process and breakdown of TA was explained. Also the practical side of the workshop I found useful as it reinforced earlier information and made the whole concept of TA much clearer to me. Thank you for a useful and enjoyable day.” (Introduction to TA, July 2011)

“What I found most useful was… having advice (both theoretical/methodological and practical) from tutors who are so prominent in the field. Also having practical tasks and a chance to discuss the issues with others.” (Introduction to TA, July 2011)

 

Past Thematic Analysis Teaching sessions – public and in-house

December, 2015: Thematic Analysis: A two-day introductory intensive. Facilitated by Virginia Braun. University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

December, 2015: Introduction to Thematic Analysis. Facilitated by Gareth Terry. AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand.

July 2015: Introduction to Thematic Analysis. Facilitated by Virginia Braun and Gareth Terry. Two day sessions as part of Doing and Communicating Qualitative Research Summer School, Kingston University, London, UK.

October 2014: Qualitative Research Methodology: A five-day workshop. Facilitated by Virginia Braun. Included a two-day intensive focus on thematic analysis, Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman.

July/Aug 2014: Qualitative Research International Summer School. Facilitated by Virginia Braun, Victoria Clarke, Nikki Hayfield and Gareth Terry. Included an intensive focus on thematic analysis. University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK.

July 2013: Introduction to Thematic Analysis. Facilitated by Virginia Braun, Victoria Clarke and Nikki Hayfield. University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK.

September 2012: Introduction to Thematic Analysis. Facilitated by Nikki Hayfield. University of Greenwich, London, UK.

January 2012: Introduction to Thematic Analysis. Facilitated by Victoria Clarke and Nikki Hayfield. University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK.

October 2011: International Qualitative Health Research Workshop: Challenges and Issues in Qualitative Studies. Facilitated by Virginia Braun. Included one-day thematic analysis session. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

July 2011: Introduction to Thematic Analysis for Teachers and Supervisors. Facilitated by Virginia Braun and Victoria Clarke. University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK.

July 2011: Introduction to Thematic Analysis. Facilitated by Virginia Braun and Victoria Clarke. University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK.

 

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