QUESTS and QuinteT (Qualitative Research Integrated within Trials) will co-host a half-day workshop on optimising qualitative methods in trials on 12 October 2017. The workshop will take place from 10-2pm in Áras Moyola, NUI Galway.
Workshop aims and objectives
The workshop will illustrate the ways in which qualitative research can be used to optimise the design and conduct of randomised trials, particularly with regard to recruitment. The workshop will give participants an opportunity to discuss their own research ideas, to gain confidence in including qualitative research in grant applications, and to draw on the experience of the QuinteT team at the University of Bristol.
By the end of the workshop participants should:
- Appreciate how qualitative research can be used to address randomised trial design and conduct issues, in particular problems with recruitment.
- Be better equipped to include qualitative research in grant applications for randomised trials.
Who the workshop is intended for
- Researchers and health professionals who are interested in how qualitative methods can optimise the design and conduct of a trial.
- Qualitative researchers who wish to apply their skills to optimise the design and conduct of randomised trials.
No prior experience of having undertaken qualitative research is necessary, but participants should be aware that this workshop will not teach them how to do qualitative research but to appreciate its value within trials.
Areas to be covered during the workshop:
- Using qualitative research to address particular randomised trial design and conduct issues.
- The QuinteT Recruitment Intervention
- Integrating qualitative research in trials: Case Study Session**
- Including qualitative research in grant applications for randomised trials.
Case Study Session**
You are invited to bring a project or idea for qualitative research to improve an aspect of trial design, conduct or recruitment. The project/ idea could be at any stage of development – from grant writing to delivery. Ideally you have questions or problems that would benefit from and be suitable for discussion in a small group.
- Donovan JL, Rooshenas L, Jepson M et al. Optimising recruitment and informed consent in randomised controlled trials: the development and implementation of the Quintet Recruitment Intervention. Trials 2016; 17: 283 DOI 10.1186/s13063-016-1391-4.
- O’Cathain A, Goode J, Drabble SJ et al. Getting added value from using qualitative research with randomized controlled trials: a qualitative interview study. Trials 2014; 15:215.
- O’Cathain A, Thomas KJ, Drabble SJ, Rudolph A, Hewison J. What can qualitative research do for randomised controlled trials? A systematic mapping review. BMJ Open 2013; 3: e002889. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002889.
- Plano Clark VL, Schumacher K, West C et al. Practices for embedding an interpretive qualitative approach within a randomized clinical trial. J Mix Methods Res 2013; 7: 219.
- Lewin S, Glenton C, Oxman A. Use of qualitative methods alongside randomised controlled trials of complex healthcare interventions: methodological Study. BMJ 2009; 339: b3496.
- Donovan JL, Mills N, Smith M et al. Improving the design and conduct of randomised trials by embedding them in qualitative research: ProtecT (prostate testing for cancer and treatment) study. BMJ 2002; 325: 766-770.
To register for this workshop
Please visit https://tinyurl.com/quintetworkshop
Registration fee: €80, €50 for students and QUESTS Working Group members.
This workshop is kindly supported by the Irish Research Council New Foundations Scheme.
Join us afterwards for a celebration of the contribution of qualitative research in trials. This event will take place from 2-4pm. Click here for more information.