CQ periodically offers workshops which are aimed at health researchers and practitioners with an interest in research. These one-day workshops offer learning opportunities for both novice and more advanced qualitative researchers on key topics in critical qualitative research methodology. Some workshops address foundational components of the research process (e.g. design, data analysis), while others engage with special foci of inquiry (e.g. gender, evaluation).
The most noteworthy feature of this series is that the workshops are taught by some of the top qualitative methodologists in the health sciences in Canada, all of whom are Academic Fellows at CQ. The instructors draw on their extensive research experience and their own research projects to enhance the participants learning experience.
The workshops are intended to challenge participants’ common assumptions about qualitative research and to offer creative and critical options for inquiry at the forefront of research in the health sciences. The term ‘critical’ refers to the capacity to question the conceptual and theoretical bases of knowledge and method, to ask questions that go beyond prevailing assumptions and understandings, and to acknowledge the role of power and social position in health-related phenomena.