Diamond Health Care Centre
This interactive workshop provides a basic overview of qualitative research in the health care setting. Speakers will explain what kinds of research questions are best answered qualitatively and highlight the strengths and limitations of the most common qualitative research methods and traditions.
Speakers: Neale Smith and Dr. Nitya Suryaprakash
Neale Smith is a Study Coordinator with the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation and an adjunct assistant professor with the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health. He has over 15 years’ experience in research and evaluation in both practice and academic settings. Neale holds an MA in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters in Environmental Design from the University of Calgary.
Nitya Suryaprakash, PhD is a research coordinator with over 15 years’ experience managing complex multi-site research projects. She has worked on a number of WHO and UNICEF country collaborative projects on micronutrient malnutrition and was a site supervisor of the WHO Multi Center Growth Reference Study. Her current research interests include project management, qualitative research and mixed method methodologies, knowledge translation and research ethics.