Guidance for costing qualitative input

Staff costs - Standard collaboration
  Lead Qualitative Researcher   Qualitative Researcher
  Professor / Reader or Senior Lecturer and Grade 5 / 6
Intervention development 5-10%   10%   100% (approx. 12 months)
Feasibility and piloting 5-10%   10%   100% (approx. 12 months)
End of trial evaluation 5-10%   10%   100% (approx. 12 months)
Service evaluation 5-10%   10%   100% (approx. 12 months)
Exploratory experiental study 5-10%   10%   100% (approx. 12 months)
Systematic review and synthesis of qualitative data 5-10%   10%   100% (approx. 12 months)

* The exact duration will depend upon the study aims, objectives, methodology, methods, setting and study participants.

Staff costs - Enhanced collaboration
  Lead Qualitative Researcher   Qualitative Researcher
  Professor / Reader or Senior Lecturer and Grade 5 / 6
Process evaluation 5-10%   10%   100% (approx. 24-36 months)
Realist evaluation 5-10%   10%   100% (approx. 24-36 months)
Ethnography 5-10%   10%   100% (approx. 24-36 months)
Action research 5-10%   10%   100% (approx. 24-36 months)

* The exact duration will depend upon the study aims, objectives, methodology, methods, setting and study participants.

Additional research activities costs
  Lead Qualitative Researcher   Qualitative Researcher
  Professor / Reader or Senior Lecturer and Grade 5 / 6
PPI advice and organisation 5-10%   10%   100% (1 month)
Completion of ethics application 5-10%   10%   100% (1 month)

* The exact duration will depend upon the study aims, objectives, methodology, methods, setting and study participants.

Advisory role costs
  Professor / Reader or Senior Lecturer
Fellowship applications 5-10%   10%
Non-staff costs
Transcription costs - interviews (2-3 speakers) £1.08 per minute
Transcription costs - focus groups (4+ speakers) £1.36 per minute
Focus group running costs (room hire, refreshments) £200 per group
Participant reimbursement  £15 per participant
Encrypted digital recorder £300
Equipment (computer equipment) £650
Consumables - open access publishing (exludes Research Councils and Charitable Trusts) £1500
Consumables - phone, stationary etc Various
Travel and accommodation (outside London) Various