DME Launch of Online Qualitative Journeys (learning and teaching resource)

A new resource to introduce researchers to qualitative research is now available to researchers and students across the University of Melbourne.

The qualitative learning journeys online resources was launched by Associate Professor Clare Delany. This resource 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 and these challenges are then linked to resources to assist in addressing them.

The resource was developed to enable both researchers and teachers 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 students at all levels (PhD, undergraduate, postgraduate, minor thesis and coursework).

It aims to help you “speak qual” (or quoll).

In this resource, you will meet three students (Cameron, Nabreesa, and Leonie) and you can track their journey over four phases of 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.

Each phase of the research experience raises particular challenges. You can listen to the brief video interview, 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:

  • Clare Delany
  • Ros McDougall
  • Jan Hodgson
  • Victoria Palmer
  • Lynn Gillam
  • Rigan Tytherleigh