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Qualitative methods


In this step, you will hear from Dr Shaffa Hameed about qualitative methods in disability research. As Dr Hameed describes, qualitative research is essentially, a systematic way of collecting, analysing, and interpreting non-numerical data. Dr Hameed is a qualitative researcher at the International Centre for Evidence in Disability.

In this video, she describes the types of data collection methods that can be used in qualitative research. This includes in-depth interviews, focus group discussions and document analysis. Later in the course, Dr Hameed will also describe how this type of data can be analysed.


We would love to hear from you on your experience with using qualitative methods.

  • Have you ever been involved in research (as a participant or a researcher) that used the methods described in this step?

  • When do you think these approaches would be beneficial?

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