The programme of the next edition will be announced in the spring of 2023. As a reference, you can find the programme of 2022 below.

Content description

Experienced qualitative researchers of international repute will lead the course and share their experience. Participants are encouraged to bring their own experiences of research, including their questions, doubts and failures.

These are the lectures and workshops in brief:

  • Qualitative inquiry: a different paradigm
  • Setting up a qualitative research project + workshop
  • Reflect on own research projects in individual consultations
  • Data-collection techniques (interviews, focus group discussions and observations) + workshops
  • Analyzing qualitative data + workshop
  • Appraising the quality of a qualitative research project
  • Reporting the results from a qualitative research project
  • Qualitative data analysis using NVivo software

This year's guest speaker will be announced soon.

Target group

The summer school is open to early career researchers, PhD-students, Master students (max 5) and professionals in a field related to health care. Experience in qualitative research is not required.

We assess your experiences with qualitative research in the application and based on this assessment, we accept maximum 36 participants in our summer school. The summer school primarily targets people with no or minimal experience in qualitative research methods.

Study credits (ECTS)

Successful completion of the summer school can be awarded with 3 credits according the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Credits will be awarded on the base of preparatory readings, 100 % (active) participation during the course and the successful completion of an assignment. The student needs to be able to assess the quality of a qualitative research paper using the tools that were offered in the course. The completion of the task is only mandatory for participants who want to achieve the ECTS study credits. 

To include the credits in the curriculum at the home institution, participants need an agreement with the responsible person at their university. A certificate of attendance will be awarded to all participants at the end of the prgramme. The certificate of completion replaces the certificate of attendance. All certificates of completion are issued as a micro-credential.