We have put together a collection of nine sessions (each session includes a brief introduction, PowerPoint with key information and suggested further readings) to help guide researchers through qualitative and participatory research studies. The overall aim of these sessions is to blend the theory and practice of undertaking qualitative and participatory research. (Click on a title below to navigate to the article session).

Session 1: Introducing research paradigms

Session 2: Planning and designing qualitative research


Session 3: Introduction to the range of qualitative research methods and techniques


Session 4: Introduction to qualitative research interviews


Session 5: Introducing focus group discussions

Session 6: Trust worthiness sampling and ethics in qualitative research

Session 7: Observation

Session 8: Using participartory methods in health research

Session 9: Analysis of qualitative data

Session 10: Presenting qualitative data