Uncertainty, methods and research design
|Dates:||3 October 2022|
|Times:||09:30 - 13:00|
|What is it:||Short course|
|Organiser:||Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr Robert Meckin|
This half day course explores uncertainty, anticipation, ignorance and surprise, and offer practical support in relation to design and methodologies.
Uncertainty in research design and practice is having a continuing impact on researchers’ methodological considerations.
NCRM’s Changing Research Practices project highlighted that uncertainty was a key issue throughout the covid-19 pandemic, but that uncertainties also arise in political contexts, research collaborations, through institutional arrangements, and within local relationships in regards to participants and methods.
This half day workshop is aimed at exploring uncertainty in research design and research practice in current projects.
Using a variety of resources and discussions, researchers will:
Engage with theoretical aspects of uncertainty.
Reflect and interact with issues raised by experiences of other researchers.
Think through their own research contexts, methods and designs, and consider implications of uncertainty for their practice.
This is an opportunity to come together to enrich research practices, from project design through to reporting and representation, with a focus on anticipation, ignorance, and surprise.
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