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Qualitative Methods Summer School

Getting great data: Qualitative Methods Summer School


Event Dates:
The summer school comprises of 4 days of methods workshops and a one day conference/sharing day.
9th July   - Qualitative Research Interviews
10th July - Photovoice as a qualitative method
11th July - Introduction to IPA AND Introduction to Foucauldian Discourse Analysis concurrent sessions
12th July - Understanding Thematic Analysis
13th July - Qualitative Research Co-conference

This series of workshops is designed for research students and practitioners who are interested in learning more about qualitative research methods. Supervisors of students using these methods are also welcomed. The aims of the workshops are to support participants in gaining knowledge and confidence in applying these methods in their research, or those of their students.

Day 1 - Getting Great Data: Qualitative Research Interviews
Monday 9th July, 9:30 – 4:30pm
University of Derby, Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LD
Cost £150

Overview of the day:
You'll be introduced to the epistemology that underpins interviews that seek to co-create understanding of phenomena. This face to face workshop is ideal for people interested in qualitative analysis such as thematic analysis, template/framework analysis or interpretative phenomenological analysis. On the course, you will discuss interview schedule design and how this fits with your projects, do a brief practice interview with your peers and receive feedback. Handouts of ethics materials and interview schedules will be provided to participants.

The aim of this course is to:
• Introduce you to the epistemology that underpins interviews which seek to co-create understanding of phenomena
• You'll work with an expert team with vast experience in qualitative methods, and who are well published in this area
• Develop the key skills needed in developing the design of an interview schedule

Lead professionals

Dr Jane Montague and Dr Fiona Holland

 

Day 2 - Photovoice as a Qualitative Method 

Tuesday 10th July, 9:30am – 4:30pm
University of Derby, Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LD
Cost £150

Overview of the day:
Photovoice is a data collection method most commonly used in qualitative research. In photovoice, participants are provided with cameras and asked to take photographs to record their experiences. This gives participants greater flexibility in reporting issues that are important to them, enabling researchers to gain a different perspective of the participant’s world.

The aim of this course is to:
• Gain an insight into the practical concerns and applications of using photovoice
• Practice using photovoice as a tool within an interview
• Gain an understanding of ethical considerations in photovoice research
• Review the ethical and practical considerations

 Lead professionals

Dr Sophie Williams, Dr Fiona Holland and Ms Kisane Prutton

 

Day 3 - Introduction to IPA & Introduction to Foucauldian Discourse Analysis concurrent sessions
Wednesday 11th July, 9:00am-5:00pm
University of Derby, Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LD
Cost £150

Workshop 1. Introduction to IPA

Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) is an experiential qualitative approach to research in psychology and the human, health and social sciences. IPA has an idiographic focus, which means that it aims to offer insights into how a given person, in a given context, makes sense of a given phenomenon.

Overview of the day
• Develop a better understanding of IPA
• Discuss IPA interview schedule design
• Review the stages involved in analysis
• Work through a provided transcript at a level ‘beyond description’

The aim of this course is to:
• To be able to position IPA work epistemologically for academic purposes
• To gain insight into drafting IPA-friendly interview schedules
• To actively work to interpret beyond description with real data

Lead Professionals

Dr Jane Montague and Dr Fiona Holland

Workshop 2. Foucauldian Discourse Analysis

Foucauldian Discourse Analysis is an approach to qualitative research informed by the work of social theorist Michel Foucault. This analytical approach broadly focuses on the ways in which the wider social, historical and cultural context shape individual experience. More specifically it is an approach that challenges taken for granted knowledge and explores how power is embedded in our talk, relationships, actions and how we make sense of ourselves. This will be of particular relevance for those interested in social justice and situating people in relation to the wider social worlds they live in.

Overview of the day

• Develop a better understanding of Foucauldian Discourse Analysis from theory to practice
• Explore the concepts of discourse, subject position and power
• Work with real life data using a hands on approach

The aim of this course is to:

• To understand what Foucauldian Discourse Analysis is and how it can be used in research contexts
• To actively work with real life data and practice putting theory into practice

Lead Professionals
Dr Chris Howard and Dr Jenny Hallam

 

Day 4 Understanding Thematic Analysis
Thursday 12th July, 9:00am-5:00pm
University of Derby, One Friar Gate Square, 4-6 Agard St, Derby DE1 1DZ
Cost £150

Thematic analysis is a qualitative research method that is used to identify patterns within data. It can be used in a variety of ways to both describe and interpret findings.

Overview of the day:
• Develop a better understanding of thematic analysis
• Review deductive and inductive approaches
• Work through a provided transcript at a level ‘beyond description’

The aim of this course is to:
• To be able to position Thematic Analysis epistemologically for academic purposes
• To actively work with a provided data set
• To practice working beyond description

Lead professionals:
Dr. Jenny Hallam, Dr. Chris Howard & Dr. Carrie Childs

 

Day 5 Qualitative Co-Conference
Friday 13th July, 9:30-4:00pm 
University of Derby, One Friar Gate Square, 4-6 Agard St, Derby DE1 1DZ
Cost £75

Overview of the day:
This one-day conference is a supportive venue for showcasing qualitative projects. Why a co-conference? It is designed to give presenters opportunities to co-design the day via selecting a format to present that fits their needs. We hope presenters will gain confidence, receive feedback and build a community of practice as they develop as qualitative researchers. We see this day as a friendly opportunity to share research, learn from each other, broaden knowledge and build networks between qualitative researchers.

Presenters can select from a variety of formats and can bring in short feedback forms for the audience to help them polish their presenting skills. All qualitative methods are welcomed.


If you are interested in presenting, please send a 100 word abstract to Fiona Holland at f.g.holland@derby.ac.uk by 9am on May 21st, 2018. Please include your name, institution, and email address with your abstract. Indicate if you are interested in presenting via one of the following formats:


· 10 minute oral presentation with 5 minute Q&A: Original research
· 10 minute oral presentation: Reflections on methodological challenges or personal experiences as a researcher with 5 minutes discussion
· Pecha Kucha (20x20/ 6 min 40) presentation with 5 min Q&A
· I’d like to try something different with my 15 minutes (please detail below)


Presenters will be notified by May 24th, 2018. All presenters must register for the conference as delegates.

 

Staying over in Derby 

The Jurys Inn is just a short walk from the Enterprise Centre in Derby. To secure a room please contact the hotel direct via email to derbygroups@jurysinns.com or call 01332 621000.

For any information on other hotels and places to stay please see the following link:
https://www.derby.ac.uk/enterprisecentre/services/stay/


Getting to the venues

The workshops and conference will be taking place at The Enterprise Centre and One Friar Square both located in Derby’s City Centre, and just a short walk from each other.

By Car - Please see driving directions to our venue in the link below. https://www.derby.ac.uk/media/derbyacuk/contentassets/documents/udc/conferencing/EC-Directions-NEW.pdf

By Rail - The closest train station is Derby train station; this is approximately 2.5 miles from the Enterprise Centre and will take 10-15 minutes in a taxi. Alternatively you can catch the Number 6 Uni Bus which departs from outside the main entrance of the train station and will take you to Bridge Street bus stop directly outside the venue, this service starts at 8am and a single trip will cost £2. Please see the link below for further information, please be aware the dates fall in our holiday service which is a limited service.
https://www.derby.ac.uk/media/derbyacuk/contentassets/documents/transport/Uni-6.pdf

By Air - The closest airport is East Midlands, located just 15 miles from the Enterprise Centre. This should take around 25 minute by car. Alternatively Derby Skylink operate a 24 hours bus service, picking up directly outside the terminal building and dropping off at Derby Bus Station. This service runs every 30 minutes during the day and hourly during the night, seven days a week and takes approximately 40 minutes.

To book a place on this conference, please complete the form below:

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