Event

Qualitative Methods Summer School

Date and time
Monday, 15 July 2019 09.00 -
Friday, 19 July 2019 16.30

Location
One Friar Gate Square, Agard Street, Derby, DE1 1DZ

Event dates

The summer school comprises of 4 days of methods workshops and a one day conference day.

This series of workshops is designed for researchers, 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.

RoomMonday 15 JulyTuesday 16 JulyWednesday 17 JulyThursday 18 JulyFriday 19 July
FG202 - All Day Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing Introduction to Thematic Analysis Getting Great Data: Introduction to IPA Understanding Foucaldian Discourse Analysis Community Wellbeing: Applying Qualitative Methods -  All Day - Lecture Theatre FG201
FG204 - AM only The Student Supervisor Relationship Introduction to NVivo Introduction to NVivo Writing for Publication  -
FG204 - PM only A Hands-on Introduction to Photo-Based Qualitative Research The Student Supervisor Relationship A Hands-on Introduction to Photo-Based Qualitative Research Defending your Qualitative Thesis  -

Day 1 - Monday 15 July

Time: 9am-4.30pm
Location: One Friar Gate Square, FG202
Cost: £150

This one-day interactive workshop is designed for anyone who is new to qualitative interviewing and wants to learn the requisite skills in a supportive environment. The day will be split into an interactive taught morning session and a hands-on, practical afternoon session.

Workshop content

Attendees will:

  • Learn to identify research questions which lend themselves to an interview approach
  • Come to understand the meaning and importance of open questioning
  • Consider the ethical implications of interviewing
  • With guidance and support, use their new knowledge to design a semi-structured interview schedule
  • Use their interview schedule to practice their interview technique and receive supportive feedback

Lead Professionals: Dr Sarah Crooks and Dr Gulcan Garip

Agenda

9.30am - Start
11am - Break
12.30pm - Lunch
3pm - Break
4.30pm - Close

Time: 9am-12.30pm
Location: One Friar Gate Square, FG204
Cost: £75

The student-supervisor relationship plays a key role in research student satisfaction and the successful completion of their research project. In this workshop we will explore the complex nature of this relationship from the perspectives of both students and supervisors. A framework based on the behaviour change literature (Michie et al., 2011) will be introduced to guide the discussion and to make recommendations for how to develop effective supervisory relationships.

Lead Professional: Associate Professor Sigrid Lipka

Agenda

9.30am - Start
11am - Break
12.30pm - Close

Time: 1.30pm-4.30pm
Location: One Friar Gate Square, FG204
Cost: £75

This interactive workshop will appeal to researchers new to the idea of using photography in qualitative research and will address the basic principles and practices associated with photo-based research methods. Participants will be introduced to photo-elicitation, one of the predominant visual methodologies utilised in photo-based applied research. Photo-elicitation typically involves either the researcher, or the participant, bringing one or more images into the research conversation, with the aim of facilitating a deeper dialogue, rich in personalised meaning.

Workshop Content

Attendees will:

  • Be introduced to the theoretical positioning of photo-elicitation in the research literature
  • Experience first-hand the process of using photos generating data, as a participant and a researcher
  • Reflect on the experience of participating and on the potential risks, benefits and ethics of this approach

Lead Professional: Kisane Prutton

Preparation

You will be invited to bring along a photograph that you are happy to share and talk about. More information will be provided when you register for this session.

Agenda

1.30pm - Start
3pm - Break
4.30pm - Close 

Day 2 - Tuesday 16 July

Time: 9am-4.30pm
Location: One Friar Gate Square, FG202
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.

This face to face interactive workshop is ideal for students, staff and industry researchers across all levels, with the aim to support those who wish to conduct postgraduate and PhD level research.

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’

Lead professionals: Chris Howard & Carrie Childs

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

Agenda

9.30am - Start
11am - Break
12.30pm - Lunch
3pm - Break
4.30pm - Close

Time: 9am-12.30pm
Location: One Friar Gate Square, FG204
Cost: £75

Please note: Participants will need to bring their own laptop.

This ‘hands-on’ introductory workshop will provide an overview of Wendy’s journey of getting to grips with NVivo, exploring some of the enablers and blocks along the way. It will provide you with an opportunity to experience working on a sample project, allowing you to play with NVivo, and guide you towards more in-depth training and other resources.

Lead Professional: Wendy Wood

If you do not have NVivo 12 you can download the trial version

Note: for NVivo to work effectively it requires the following hardware specification:

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS FOR MAC - Available here

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS FOR WINDOWS - Available here

Agenda

9.30am - Start
11am - Break
12.30pm – Close

Time: 1.30pm-4.30pm
Location: One Friar Gate Square, FG204
Cost: £75

The student-supervisor relationship plays a key role in research student satisfaction and the successful completion of their research project. In this workshop we will explore the complex nature of this relationship from the perspectives of both students and supervisors. A framework based on the behaviour change literature (Michie et al., 2011) will be introduced to guide the discussion and to make recommendations for how to develop effective supervisory relationships.

Lead Professional: Associate Professor Sigrid Lipka

Agenda

1.30pm - Start
3pm - Break
4.30pm - Close

Day 3 - Wednesday 17 July

Time: 9am-4.30pm
Location: One Friar Gate Square, FG204
Cost: £150

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.

IPA is growing in popularity in a variety of fields e.g. health, nursing, education, sport, psychology and more students at PG level are interested in using it within masters or PhD projects. You do not need to have collected any data.

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’

Lead professionals: Dr Jane Montague and Dr Fiona Holland

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

Feedback from delegates who have attended previous workshops has been really positive:

  • “Excellent presentations, format and brilliant venue”
  • “Good level of support throughout the day”
  • “Really useful, engaging, thought-provoking and inspiring”
  • “I feel more confident about IPA after the workshop”

Agenda

9am – Start
11am – Break
12.30pm – Lunch
3pm - Break
4.30pm – Close

Time: 9am-12.30pm
Location: One Friar Gate Square, FG204
Cost: £75

Please note: Participants will need to bring their own laptop.

Overview

This ‘hands-on’ introductory workshop will provide an overview of Wendy’s journey of getting to grips with NVivo, exploring some of the enablers and blocks along the way.  It will provide you with an opportunity to experience working on a sample project, allowing you to play with NVivo, and guide you towards more in-depth training and other resources.

Lead Professional: Wendy Wood

If you do not have NVivo 12 you can download the trial version

NOTE: for NVivo to work effectively it requires the following hardware specification

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS FOR MAC - Available here

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS FOR WINDOWS - Available here

Agenda

9.30am - Start
11am - Break
12.30pm - Close

Time: 1.30pm-4.30pm
Location: One Friar Gate Square, FG204
Cost: £75

This interactive workshop will appeal to researchers new to the idea of using photography in qualitative research and will address the basic principles and practices associated with photo-based research methods. Participants will be introduced to photo-elicitation, one of the predominant visual methodologies utilised in photo-based applied research. Photo-elicitation typically involves either the researcher, or the participant, bringing one or more images into the research conversation, with the aim of facilitating a deeper dialogue, rich in personalised meaning.

Workshop Content

Attendees will:

  • Be introduced to the theoretical positioning of photo-elicitation in the research literature
  • Experience first-hand the process of using photos generating data, as a participant and a researcher
  • Reflect on the experience of participating and on the potential risks, benefits and ethics of this approach

Lead Professional: Kisane Prutton

Preparation

You will be invited to bring along a photograph that you are happy to share and talk about. More information will be provided when you register for this session.

Agenda

1.30pm - Start
3pm - Break
4.30pm - Close 

Day 4 - Thursday 18 July

Time: 9am-4.30pm
Location: One Friar Gate Square, FG202
Cost: £150

All disciplines welcome!

This is a face-to-face interactive workshop facilitated by experts on Foucauldian Discourse Analysis. This workshop is ideal for students, staff and industry researchers across all levels who want to develop their qualitative research skills.

Workshop content

Attendees will:

  • 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

Lead Professionals: Dr Chris Howard and Dr Jenny Hallam

What is 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, practice, 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.

Aims, objectives and learning outcomes

  • 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

Agenda

9am - Start
11am - Break
12.30pm - Lunch
3pm - Break
4.30pm - Close

Time: 9am-12.30pm
Location: One Friar Gate Square, FG204
Cost: £75

One of the key aspects of carrying out research is to successfully get your messages out into the wider world. This might be through writing peer reviewed articles or through adapting your theoretical knowledge into more practitioner-related publications.

This workshop will introduce you to some of the important elements to consider when preparing your work for publication. It will consist of practical examples and activities to generate discussion and the sharing of ideas and experiences.

Lead Professional: Dr Jane Montague

Agenda

9.30am - Start
11am - Break
12.30pm - Close

Time: 1.30pm-4.30pm
Location: One Friar Gate Square, FG204
Cost: £75

In this half day workshop, participants will gain insight into strategies to successfully prepare their final qualitative project for submission and learn tips for presenting and defending their thesis at their viva. Drawing from the literature and experiences from external examining, the session is designed to support students in creating a realistic plan as they navigate the final stages of their postgraduate degree. The workshop will combine interactive activities, mini-lectures and discussions.

Lead Professional: Dr Fiona Holland

Agenda

1.30pm - Start
3pm - Break
4.30pm - Close

Day 5 - Friday 19 July

Time: 9am-4.30pm
Location: One Friar Gate Square, FG201
Cost: £75

A series of invited speakers will present insights from their engagement with community groups. Presentations will focus on the benefits of combining knowledge of delivering interventions in real-world settings with academic expertise to design more impactful evaluations and produce positive outcomes. The presentations will appeal to both researchers and practitioners already involved in community enterprises and those wishing to set up such projects.

Further details of speakers to follow.

Lead contact: Dr Sarah Crooks s.crooks1@derby.ac.uk

Agenda

9.30am - Start
11am - Break
12.30pm - Lunch
3pm - Break
4.30pm - Close

Student discussing Summer School event

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.

Find information on other hotels and places to stay.

Getting to the venue

The workshops will be taking place at One Friar Gate Square.

By Car - Pay and Display parking is available on Agard Street, located opposite One Friar Gate Square.

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. Find out more about travelling to Derby by bus. Please be aware the dates fall in our holiday service which is a limited service.

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.

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