Qualitative research: Technique and reflexivity

24 May 202410:00am - 12:00pm
  • Qualitative Methods
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Qualitative research deserves to be a reflexive activity, where researchers consider their own position and how the research has impacted upon them.

There is a lack of clarity and understanding in qualitative research issues, and a lack of general understanding of technique.

This webinar will develop an understanding of qualitative research techniques and the increasing importance of reflexivity in research and practice. This is an opportunity for discussion around study design, with a focus on Thematic Analysis, IPA and Grounded Theory. The session will further develop an understanding of the importance of reflexivity and how to be reflexive when undertaking research and to undertake discussion and problem-solving for qualitative research issues.

The content will be drawn from lectures that are delivered by the presenter at University College London.

Target audience

This webinar is suitable for those working in psychology, across all domains at any stage of their career. This includes psychology students (under-graduate, post-graduate, doctoral students) psychological researchers, qualitative researchers and, or post-graduate researchers.  


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this two-hour webinar, participants will:   

  • Be more informed around study design, with a focus on Thematic Analysis, IPA and Grounded Theory  
  • Understand and be able to explain the importance of reflexivity in qualitative research 
  • Be better equipped to be reflexive when undertaking qualitative research 
  • Be able to support problem-solving for aspects of individual qualitative research issues 


Presenter: Dr Gavin Morgan CPsychol AFBPsS

Dr Morgan is an educational psychologist at University College London, where he is an assistant professor across the DECPsy Professional Doctorate, and the CPD DEdPsy Doctorate, he has been in post at UCL since 2008. He has a specialism for qualitative research methods at UCL. Dr Morgan also has a role of Senior Educational Psychologist in Northamptonshire where he has been since 2017; previously Dr Morgan was a Senior Educational Psychologist in Cambridgeshire, for over 12 years. He has a Doctorate in Educational Psychology, and an MEd in Professional Training in Educational Psychology both from the University of Bristol; a PGCE from the University of Leicester, and a BSc (Hons) Psychology. He has worked as an Educational Psychologist with local authorities since 1999, prior to this, he was a school-teacher. 

Dr Morgan is the sole or joint author of a number of articles in professional journals, and has presented his research at a number of professional conferences.   Dr Morgan was is chair-elect of the British Psychological Society's Division of Educational and Child Psychology, and has been an elected committee member for the past decade, having also been chair in 2019. 

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr Morgan has been a member of SPi-B (the Scientific Pandemic Insights Group on Behaviour), advising the Government on issues relating to education, psychology and implications for child development and mental health.   

This webinar will be delivered on Zoom via BPS Learn, The link will be available to registered learners on BPS Learn, and it will also be emailed to everyone registered.


Price: £87.50 (+ VAT)  
Members: £52.50 (+ VAT)  



Please note: Online bookings will close at 10.00am on 23 May 2024. Places won't be available after this point and only those registered will be allowed into the session.  

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