Certificate in Qualitative Research Methods

This Certificate Program offers participants the opportunity to increase their understanding of qualitative research methods. This course will equip the participants with the skills, techniques, and knowledge necessary to undertake independent research using qualitative inquiry methods. This course also gives an insight into mixed methods study designs. Designed for busy professionals in a variety of settings, this interactive online course will focus on the debates in philosophy, methodologies, data collection and analysis, and software used in data collection and analysis.

Course Outcomes:

  • Develop basic understanding of the history and development of qualitative research methodology

  • Explain the major approaches of qualitative research and specific research strategies (e.g: narrative inquiry, case study, ethnography, grounded theory, phenomenology)

  • Explore in greater depth issues related to subjectivity, role, access, and ethics in qualitative research studies and their relationship to research design

  • Explain the key techniques for data collection in qualitative research, including observation, interview, and Focus group discussions

  • Describe data collection approaches

  • Explain common strategies for qualitative research analysis (exp: coding and memos).

The course comprises of six modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Qualitative research
Module 2: Role of Philosophy and theory in qualitative research
Module 3: Qualitative Research Methodologies 1 (Basic and Phenomenology)
Module 4: Qualitative Research Methodologies 2 (Ethnography and Grounded theory)
Module 5: Qualitative Research Methodologies 3 (Narrative and Case study)
Module 6: Data Collection Instruments, Sampling techniques

This course is of 3 credit hours, with monthly 2 synchronous sessions of 2 hours (alternate Thursday from 3pm - 5pm PST), asynchronous learning on course site with 4 assignments. A multimedia-rich online component is an integral part of the course. Both synchronous and asynchronous learning tools will be utilized.

General Course Layout
One Module in each fortnight (total six modules)
One Live sessions in each month
Moderated Discussion Forum with structured tasks
Three Assignments

Face to Face activity
Online sessions: 6 (2 hours each on alternate
Thursday from 3pm - 5pm PST) Pakistan Standard Time (+5 GMT)

Target Audience

This Certificate program is designed for professionals, postgraduate trainees, and undergraduate students to enhance their understanding of qualitative research methods and interventions.

Course Faculty:

  • Dr. Usman Mahboob (Course Lead)
    Associate Professor
    Institute of Health Professions Education & Research (IHPER)
    Khyber Medical University (KMU)
    Peshawar, PAKISTAN.

  • Prof. Lubna Baig
    MBBS, MPH (USA), FCPS, PhD (Canada)
    Professor and Dean
    APPNA Institute of Public Health
    Jinnah Sindh Medical University

  • Dr. Syeda Kauser Ali
    MBBS, MHPE (UIC), PhD (UoC).
    Professor & Chairperson Program Director PhD
    HPE (Health Professions Education).
    Jinnah Sindh Medical University

  • Dr. Ahsan Sethi
    BDS, MPH, MMedEd, FHEA, MAcadMEd FDTFEd, PhD, FAIMER Fellow
    Associate Professor and Program Coordinator,
    Certificate/Masters in Health Professions Education, QU Health,
    Qatar University


Accreditation and Certificate:
Only successful participants received 3 credit Course Certificate from Baqai Medical University

Course Fee:
Pakistani Student:
PKR 30,000 /

International Student:
$150 / participant

Payment Options:

Online Bank Transfer:
Bank: Soneri Bank
Branch: PWD - Islamabad 0276
Account Title : CORTEACH
IBAN #: PK53SONE0027620009249231
Account #: 0009249231
Branch code: 0276

Credit Card:

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Commencement of Session: July 2023

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