Qualitative research

The Qualitative Research Interest Group (QRIG) was formed in 2017 as a peer support network to encourage and support rigorous, methodological, and ethically sound qualitative and mixed methods research.  Our focus is to build capacity and resources as well as sharing knowledge across Melbourne Children’s Campus. We support researchers by: 

  • Fostering relationships within and between research groups, 
  • Establishing peer to peer support networks, 
  • Raising awareness of qualitative and mixed methods research through our monthly meetings, 
  • Developing resources to support cross-campus capacity building,  
  • Promoting consultation and collaboration across the Melbourne Children’s Campus  

We hold monthly meetings on different days and different times to ensure access to at least some meetings for those with regular clinics and commitments. 

pdfQRIG Terms of Reference (PDF, 264.57 KB)

Resources Coming Soon

The Qualitative Research Interest Group is busy creating more guidance for researchers based on feedback we have received by our members. 

As a great starting point, please review the pdfQualitative Research Guidelines (PSF, 358.75 KB).

QRIG Meetings

QRIG meetings are an opportunity to network with others interested in qualitative and mixed methods research. The QRIG also aims to build capacity by exploring topics that increase knowledge about different methodologies, analysis techniques and issues relevant to qualitative research.  

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+61 3 419 372 068

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Our team

Kate PatonKate Paton

Qualitative Research Coordinator
Theme: Core Groups
Group: Clinical Research Development Office (CRDO)

Steering Committee

Dr Belinda McClaren
Theme: Genetics
Group: Genomics in Society
Phone: +61 (3) 8341 6415

Dr Danya Vears

Theme: Genetics
Group: Biomedical Ethics

Al Giles-Kaye

Theme: Population Health
Group: Policy and Equity

Free Coulston

Theme: Clinical Sciences
Group: Victorian Infant Brain Studies (VIBeS)