How to do an online focus group – video/audio

Focus group conference call

If your plans for a focus group have been thwarted by Covid-19 don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to collect your focus group data remotely. Online chats can yield a rich set of ready-transcribed data but if you want to recreate the face-to-face environment then video conferencing is your friend. Apart from the obvious … Read more

How to do qualitative research video interviews remotely.

qualitative research interview video skype

This is the next blog in our series about conducting qualitative research remotely while on Covid-19 lockdown! Video interviews are used extensively on our website healthtalk.org. In fact, we have more than 25,000 video and audio clips on the website, all from qualitative research interviews recorded in people’s homes. Researchers around the world are working … Read more

Qualitative research during Coronavirus lockdown

If you are an academic who has qualitative research projects planned, you may be wondering how to collect your data while the world is on lockdown to limit the spread of coronavirus? Self-isolation and social-distancing measures do not need to mean an indefinite delay to your project. There are, in fact, tried and tested ways … Read more

Fiona Stevenson and Bob Gann join Dipex as trustees

The Dipex Charity welcomes Bob Gann and Fiona Stevenson to the board of trustees. Both were voted in at the charity’s AGM in December.  “We’re really pleased to welcome Bob and Fiona as new Trustee to Dipex.” said Chair of Trustees, Professor Sean Hilton.  “Their expertise, commitment and enthusiasm will be invaluable during the next … Read more

Join our trustee board

We’re looking for professional and enthusiastic volunteers to join our board of trustees. Dipex is a small charity that helps millions of people each year, mainly through our website healthtalk.org (which received 7million+ visits in 2018). Since 2001, healthtalk.org has done this by sharing real people’s health stories – collected by Oxford University researchers – … Read more

Health service improvement using patient videos.

health service improvement in intensive care

Research out today shows that healthtalk.org videos are effective tools for health service improvement in intensive care units (ICUs). The study by Darbyshire and Hinton talks about how our patient stories inspired ICU staff to make changes that reduced noise levels. The problem with noise and intensive care. Noise levels in ICUs are often far … Read more