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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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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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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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Coronavirus

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

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Listening to mental health stories
Mental health

Can real-life mental health stories help people?

For more than 15 years we’ve shared videos of people talking about their health stories on our website healthtalk.org. Our aim is to help other people with the same health problem. Our own surveys tell us that we certainly are helping people. We help them to feel reassured, better prepared for the future and above

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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

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