Division of Public Health - K S Hegde Medical Academy
A unit of Nitte (Deemed to be University under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956)

Workshop on Qualitative Research


Qualitative research is a process of naturalistic inquiry that seeks in-depth understanding of social phenomena within their natural setting. It enables researchers to explore social and behavioral issues related to public health that are not achievable with quantitative methods. Qualitative research focuses on the "why" rather than the "what" of social phenomena and relies on the direct experiences of human beings as meaning-making agents in their everyday lives. Rather than by logical and statistical procedures, qualitative researchers use multiple systems of inquiry for the study of human phenomena including biography, case study, historical analysis, discourse analysis, ethnography, grounded theory and phenomenology. The three major focus areas are individuals, societies and cultures, and language and communication. Although there are many methods of inquiry in qualitative research, the common assumptions are that knowledge is subjective rather than objective and that the researcher learns from the participants in order to understand the meaning of their lives.

Qualitative research is increasingly being accepted as a necessity in public health and is usually utilized to study the social, cultural, economic, and political factors that influence health and disease. It is also used to examine interactions between various stakeholders in an issue of public health importance and explore how people and their communities interpret health and disease.

For 25 Participants only

How to Register

Option 1:

Visit www.nittepublichealth.in; Fill the online form and pay the relevant fee by online banking (NEFT/IMPS etc.) to

Name: Nitte deemed to be University

Account Number: 02452200042424

Bank: Syndicate Bank,





Branch code: 0245

MICR Code: 575025031

Option 2:

Download application form available at  Registration to QUALITATIVE-Workshop- 2019 (2).pdf  Complete the form with Demand Draft of relevant fee in favor of K S Hegde Medical Academy payable at Mangaluru, to be sent to:


  Organizing Secretary, 

  QUALI-form- National Workshop on Qualitative Methods in Health Research

  Division of Public Health, II Floor, 

  Physiotherapy Block, 

  KSHEMA Campus, Deralakatte,

  Mangalore 575018


 Option 3:

  Visit us personally and register at the office of Organizing Secretary, located at address as mentioned in Option 2


Programme fee:

  Professionals & faculty:   ₹ 2000

  PG’s/Full time PhD:         ₹ 1500

  (Includes registration fee, training resources and daytime food)

Resource Faculty

Prof. Dr. Amol Dongre, MD, MPS (IIPS, Mumbai)

Professor & Head, 

Department of Community Medicine 

Sree Manakula Vinayagar Medical College & Hospital,