methods@manchester Summer School: Researching public and voluntary organisations
|Starts:||4 Jul 2016|
|Ends:||8 Jul 2016|
|What is it:||Short course|
|How much:||Standard Rate £900 | Student / UoM Staff Rate £600|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Dr Nick Clifford, Nigel De Noronha|
This summer school strand explores approaches to research in public and voluntary organisations. The course will equip participants to engage critically with policy, its theoretical underpinnings and recognise opportunities for using innovative approaches to enhance their research. It will help to bridge the gap between academic and public sector research.
The public sector’s influence is pervasive. It creates and controls public spaces, provides shelter, learning, care and control of the subjects of our research. The council, the hospital, the police service are often seen as individual actors in people’s lives. A deeper understanding of the ways that they operate informs research and enables it to identify and engage with the levers of power. The voluntary sector is often embedded in the localities we work in, provides insights and understanding of the people we research and the constraints and opportunities they experience. This course is particularly relevant and timely given the changing relationship between the state and its citizens.
The course explores a range of practical techniques that enable the researcher to engage in organisational research in the public and voluntary sector to inform their studies. Participants will be encouraged to engage with the ethical issues surrounding organisational research and the role of participatory methods to encourage co-production of knowledge.
Price: Standard Rate £900 | Student / UoM Staff Rate £600
Dr Nick Clifford
Organisation: Alliance Manchester Business School
Nigel De Noronha
Organisation: University of Manchester
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