Dipex Charity launches Covid-19- talk to share people’s experiences.

Hand washing Covid-19

Today we launch Covid-19 talk, a new website that will collect and share experiences of Covid-19 on an ongoing basis. You can now visit Covid-19talk to hear other people’s experiences or share your Covid-19 story. We wanted to create a Covid-19 resource in the style of healthtalk.org. That is, to share a wide range of … Read more

How to do an online focus group – video/audio

Using patient videos in medical education

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

How to do a focus group remotely – online chat


Focus groups usually happen face-to-face, so you might be tempted to jump straight to thinking about video conferencing as solution. See our blog on how to do online video focus groups for more about this. But have you ever considered doing a focus group in writing using a forum or online messenger? We have used … 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