12th Qualitative Research Summer School
4th June, 2019
Dr Sonia Dalkin
This one-day workshop will introduce the basic principles of realist approaches, with a focus on qualitative methods. The workshop will cover the underpinning philosophy of realist approaches, then focus on how these are translated into the method, using context, mechanism and outcome configurations.
Drawing on the RAMESES guidelines for realist evaluation, we will focus on how to produce a high quality project, involving exercises around development and refinement of programme theory, to give you hands on experience of using the method.
Previous realist evaluations will be drawn on and unpicked to further your practical knowledge.
4th and 6th June, 2019
Dr Claire Moran
This one-day workshop provides participants with a strong grounding in qualitative thematic analysis and guides participants through the process of successfully conducting thematic analysis.
5th June, 2019
Dr Briege Casey
This one-day workshop will focus on how narrative and arts-based processes work as methods of meaning making and research inquiry.
In the morning session we will explore and discuss the epistemology underpinning these approaches. We will examine the principles and practices of a range of narrative and arts-based research methodologies.
In the afternoon session, case examples of current/recent narrative and arts-based research will be presented.
Participants will be invited to share their experiences/seek support regarding their own research questions and projects.
4th and 5th June, 2019
Dr Helen Holmes
The workshop will involve participation in some practical exercises and students will be asked to prepare for the workshop (details to be confirmed with participants) in order to get the most out of our discussions.
5th June, 2019
Professor Jack Whitehead
1) What is your research enquiry with its context? What values are motivating you? What would you like from the workshop?
2) Introduction to Skolimowski’s qualities of the participatory mind (http://www.actionresearch.net/writings/Skolimowski.pdf) and resources on the web at http://www.actionresearch.net with responses and questions raised.
3) Accessing and responding to pages 88-95 of John Connolly’s PhD Thesis of January 2018 at Dublin City University on Developing a comprehensive, integrated and contemporary recovery oriented dual diagnosis service, within the environment of primary and continuing care in Cork, Ireland, on Adopting a Participatory Action Research Framework. Retrieved 15 February 2019 from http://doras.dcu.ie/22201/
4) Creating and sharing your Living Posters - http://www.actionresearch.net/writings/posters/homepage020617.pdf
5) Accessing Living Theory doctoral theses from around the world at http://www.actionresearch.net/living/living.shtml
6) The Network Educational Action Research Ireland (NEARI). The Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN). Action Learning, Action Research Association (ALARA). Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA), from http://www.actionresearch.net/otherpages.shtml
7) Continuing conversations in Participatory Action Research Networks with Living Theories.
Skolimowski, H. (1994) The Participatory Mind: A new theory of knowledge and of the universe. London; Penguin.
6th and 7th June, 2019
Professor Paul Flowers
This two-day workshop will cover a basic introduction to IPA. The work focuses upon the acquisition of key skills need to deliver a high quality IPA study.
6th and 7th June, 2019
Dr Rebecca Johnson
Understanding and conducting mixed methods research is fast becoming an essential skill in the social and health sciences. There are unique challenges and advantages to using mixed methods research approaches, and this two-day mixed methods workshop will focus on the ‘how-to’ of mixed methods. We will work with participants’ own research questions to develop, refine and better understand integrating data using mixed methods research approaches.
In Day 1, we will cover the epistemology surrounding mixed methods, commonly used designs, approaches to sampling and data collection, and the transition from collection to analysis. We will also conduct a practical session ‘Articulation through Visualisation’ where participants have the opportunity to map the ‘What? How? Why?’ of their research plan.
In Day 2, we will focus on approaches to analytical integration. This will include a worked example of analytical integration using the merging technique ‘Pillar Integration Process’, exploration of participants’ own integration plans, and the day will provide opportunities to reflect and refine the above. Mixed methods reviewing and reviewing tools and approaches will be explored. This workshop will conclude with a summary of the key workshop messages, and a discussion of the advantages and challenges of understanding and conducting mixed methods research.
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