Creative Approaches to Qualitative Researching
|Starts:||8 Nov 2018|
|Ends:||9 Nov 2018|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
This intermediate level course offers a hands-on introduction to creative approaches to doing qualitative research. The various stages of research will be covered, from research design and data collection through to analysis and dissemination. We begin by introducing what we mean by doing qualitative research creatively, both as a broad approach and as a means of generating social science research data, emphasising the importance of putting the researcher’s creativity and imagination at the heart of methodological practice. The course also explores some practical and ethical issues in using creative methods and will include taster sessions of selected creative methods, including various visual and material methods. We will then consider key principles in qualitative data analysis, and how these can be put into practice. Finally, we discuss practical and intellectual strategies for writing with qualitative data, as well as highlighting other creative forms of dissemination. Participants will also have the opportunity to work with their own data at various points over the two days.
This course will:
Introduce students to creative methods both as an approach, and as a means of generating social science research data
Introduce students to a range of creative methods
Give students practical experience in the use of creative methods
Introduce students to analytical strategies appropriate to creative methods
Introduce students to strategies for writing with qualitative data and other creative forms of dissemination
This is an intermediate course where participants will be expected to have a good understanding of the basic principles of qualitative methods and to have some experience of qualitative data collection and analysis. Ideally, participants would be in the position of having their own qualitative data to analyse. Participants will be invited to bring a small excerpt of their own qualitative data (eg text or pictures that can be brought in hard copy) for use in the participative workshop sections, and are also asked to bring along an object which is pertinent to/symbolic of their research.
Applying for a place
Applications should be submitted by 4pm on 17th September 2018.To apply please click through to the registration link, you will be asked to provide:
your research history (including current position and project)
a 200-word supporting statement describing how you would benefit from attending the course
Successful applicants will be notified by 1st October 2018 and your place will only be secured once your payment has been processed.
This course is run by key staff from the Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives www.manchester.ac.uk/morgancentre. Morgan Centre staff are leading practitioners of creative qualitative and mixed methods approaches.
Travel and Contact Information
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