Article 19.01.2021

Rapid Research, Evaluation and Appraisal Lab (RREAL): Online training on rapid qualitative research (including new courses)-registration open!

The Rapid Research, Evaluation and Appraisal Lab (RREAL) have three courses which are taking place online in April/May 2021 and are now available to book via the UCL online store 

Introductory courses all priced at £55 and advanced courses at £45 each with 30 slots available on each course date: 

Introduction Courses

23 April 2021, 10:00-14:00

Introduction to Rapid Qualitative Research

An introduction to the range of approaches used in rapid qualitative research including rapid appraisals, rapid ethnographic assessments (REAs), rapid qualitative inquiry (RQI), rapid evaluations and rapid ethnographies. Course participants will work with real research cases and design their own rapid study. Additional resources will also be provided at the end of the course. Delivered by Dr Cecilia Vindrola.

30 April 2021, 10:00-14:00

Introduction to Rapid Evaluation

This course provides an introduction to a wide range of approaches used in the design and implementation of rapid qualitative evaluations. It provides an overview of rapid evaluation approaches, including rapid evaluation methods (REM), rapid feedback evaluations (RFE), rapid cycle evaluations (RCE) and rapid appraisals (RA). It also discusses the contributions and limitations of rapid evaluations, identifying instances when are these approaches suitable. Additional resources will also be provided at the end of the course. Delivered by Dr Cecilia Vindrola.

7 May 2021, 10:00-14:00

Introduction to Rapid Ethnography

This course provides an introduction to a wide range of approaches used in rapid research with a focus on rapid ethnography. The course provides an overview of rapid ethnographies conducted as a “lone researcher” or as part of a team and includes examples of quick, short-term, focused and rapid ethnographies. Additional resources will also be provided at the end of the course. Delivered by Dr Cecilia Vindrola.

Advanced Courses

14 May 2021, 11:00-14:00

Scoping Studies in Rapid Qualitative Research

Rapid qualitative studies often require an initial period of data collection or review of existing evidence to inform the study design and its scope. This initial period is commonly referred to as a “scoping study”. In this short course, we will briefly describe the benefits and key features of scoping studies carried out in the context of rapid research. We will discuss different types of scoping activities such as: rapid literature reviews or evidence syntheses, informal conversations with stakeholders, observations, documentary analysis and scoping workshops. We will use real world examples to demonstrate how these scoping activities can be used to inform the research questions, scope and dissemination plan of the study. We will also show examples of how we have used scoping studies to codesign rapid qualitative research with stakeholders. This course is suggested for participants with previous rapid qualitative research experience or those who have already attended our introductory courses.

21 May 2021 11:00-14:00

Process/Pathway Mapping in Rapid Qualitative Research

This course introduces participants to an approach for process/pathway mapping that we have tailored to the time and funding constraints of rapid qualitative research. This approach combines collaborative team meetings with rapid data collection and analysis (mainly in the form of interviews and observations) to map processes used in organisations or the stages involved in clinical pathways. We will use examples from our own research to describe each step of the mapping process. Participants will also have time to reflect on how to adapt this approach to their own studies. This course is suggested for participants with previous rapid qualitative research experience or those who have already attended our introductory courses.

28 May 2021 11:00-14:00

Advanced Rapid Qualitative Data Analysis

This course covers techniques used to rapidly analyse qualitative data. We begin with a brief overview of the iterative nature of rapid qualitative research and the analysis of data as data collection is ongoing. We also discuss strategies that are commonly used to bypass or speed up transcription and the adaptation of data analysis methods for rapid study timeframes (i.e. rapid content analysis, table-based methods, text network analysis). This course is suggested for participants with previous rapid qualitative research experience or those who have already attended our introductory courses.

To register, please visit:  https://onlinestore.ucl.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-population-health-sciences-c09/department-of-targeted-intervention-g88/g88-rreal-2021-training-programme-aprilmay

 

For additional information on the courses, including course objectives and content outline, please visit the RREAL website: https://www.rapidresearchandevaluation.com/

 

If you have any questions about the courses please contact Sarah Hayden at s.hayden@ucl.ac.uk, or if you are interested in contacting the RREAL team directly, you can send Cecilia Vindrola an email on c.vindrola@ucl.ac.uk