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Watch Philip Pullman’s lecture on the importance of stories

For those of you who missed it, and those who wish to see it again, here’s the video of Sir Philip Pullman’s Ann McPherson Memorial Lecture. Entitled ‘Whose story is it?’, this lecture was delivered to hundreds of people via Zoom in May this year. Philip discusses the role of stories in relation health, medicine

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British South Asian views on COVID-19 information.
Research

British South Asian’s views on COVID-19 information.

A new report shares British South Asians’ views on COVID-19 health information. The research was carried out by Oxford University and The University of Leicester. The Dipex Charity provided a catalyst film based on video interviews with people from ethnic minority groups about health and we also designed the report. In the UK, the pandemic

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The Dipex Charity

The Importance of Stories; Join Phillip Pullman to celebrate 20 years of The Dipex Charity

“True stories are…nutritious and sustaining. They feed the mind with information and the heart with hope and strength.” Sir Phillip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials, said this about healthtalk.org (then known as Healthtalkonline) in 2008 and the quote adorned the homepage of the site for many years. The Dipex Charity and healthtalk.org were founded

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Research

American version of healthtalk.org relaunches

We’re excited to share the news that the American sister site to healthtalk.org, healthexperiencesusa.org, has re-launched with a new design and two new resources or ‘modules’. The Dipex Charity team has been working closely with our colleagues across the pond to give the site a new design and the functionality to expand as the number

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Hand washing Covid-19
Coronavirus

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

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

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Using patient videos in medical education
Coronavirus

How to do an online focus group – video/audio

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

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Coronavirus

How to do qualitative research video interviews remotely.

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

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Coronavirus

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

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