Qualitative Journeys Launched

The Qualitative Journeys online resource, launched by Associate Professor Clare Delany, comprises several brief video interviews with three experienced clinicians (but novice qualitative researchers) over the course of their masters year.

The researcher clinicians discuss the challenges they encounter in their research journey which are then linked to resources to assist in addressing them.

This resource was developed to enable participants to listen to the experiences of researchers and to obtain information 'just in time' to coincide with challenges they are encountering in their research journey (learning and teaching).

It aims to assist novice qualitative researchers (researchers undertaking a qualitative research project for the first time) to better understand and negotiate various stages of the qualitative research journey.

It is suitable for all students including PhD, undergraduate, postgraduate, minor thesis and coursework level.

It aims to help you "speak qual" or "quoll".

Qualitative Journeys

Meet Cameron, Nabreesa, and Leonie and track their research journey:

  • Phase one: Getting started - developing a research question
  • Phase two: Designing the research and submitting the ethics application
  • Phase three: Analysing the data
  • Phase four: Bringing it all together and looking back

Listen to the brief video interviews, hear about specific challenges and then access resources and ideas which relate to these common experiences and challenges encountered by novice qualitative researchers.

Funded by a University of Melbourne Teaching and Learning Initiative Grant, the project was a collaborative effort of MDHS researchers and the University's Learning Environment team.

The research team included:

  • Associate Professor Clare Delany
  • Dr Ros McDougall
  • Associate Professor Jan Hodgson
  • Dr Victoria Palmer
  • Professor Lynn Gillam
  • Ms​ Rigan Tytherleigh

For more information and access to this great online resource visit https://medicine.unimelb.edu.au/school-structure/medical-education/research/qualitative-journey#about