Researcher Development – Methodology Matters

For many people in academic life, research is a challenge, whether they are new or experienced in their research fields. Part of the challenge is due to the range of approaches and methods available, and it is not always a straight forward decision when deciding which one to choose. With the rapid development of qualitative research in particular, there has been a startling increase in the number of choices about carrying out a study. This workshop explores different methodologies, suggesting that beginning with a clear methodology is likely to provide more rigour than the ‘just doing a few interviews’ or the ‘just setting off and hoping’ approach. It is a workshop designed to support researchers who are seeking to do sound qualitative research:  research that is philosophically informed located in appropriate approach, well designed, competently analysed and interpreted and that produces trustworthy findings.

Date: 29th November 2016

Time: 12:15-1:45

Location: EE 1102

Book online via the student portal: or via the staff development workshop booking portal, located under ‘Your Online Services’.


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