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Converting to Online Qualitative Research
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Dr Karen Lumsden and Professor Karen O'Reilly
22/10/2020 - 23/10/2020
Online using Zoom
This live online course is specifically designed for those about to embark on or design the ‘fieldwork’ phase of a qualitative research project. (Advanced Course) * * Price: £330 for SRA members, £440 for non-members. It runs over two full days and uses Zoom software *
This course has been designed during the Covid-19 pandemic, specifically with qualitative researchers in mind. The aim, via slide-sharing sessions and interactive workshops, is to think in creative ways about the practical and ethical issues involved in converting your research project for online (virtual or digital) research design and data collection. We encourage participants to consider online research as a strategy that can complement in-person or offline approaches. Further, the course embraces a creative, responsive and participatory approach to the generation of qualitative insights. At the end of the course participants should be equipped with the knowledge and skills to convert their research for online settings.
The specific focus is on methods available and key issues to address:
Who will benefit?
The course is specifically designed for those about to embark on or design the ‘fieldwork’ phase of a qualitative research project, and who need to convert all or part of the research to online. It is essential that participants are already familiar with the principles of qualitative research and some of the usual methods of data collection used by qualitative researchers. Participants at the early, middle or final stages of a qualitative research project will benefit. The course is suitable for those with a specific topic in mind as well as those who simply want to enhance their skills.
Karen O'Reilly is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Loughborough University and a Freelance Researcher. She has taught ethnographic and qualitative methods for over 25 years, including the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Collection and Analysis, the Swiss Summer School in Social Science Methods, at the Universities of Aberdeen, Essex, Loughborough and Oxford; and in Germany, Norway and Hong Kong. Karen is a highly experienced ethnographer whose many publications include two widely cited books: Ethnographic Methods (Routledge, 2nd ed. 2012) and Key Concepts in Ethnography (Sage, 2009). She has also been instrumental in the design and evaluation of Masters level Research Methods courses and programmes in several universities. Karen provides short courses for the SRA on a regular basis.
Dr Karen Lumsden is Assistant Professor in Criminology at the University of Nottingham and has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Aberdeen. She has over 15 years’ experience teaching qualitative research methods at postgraduate level and to academics and practitioners. This includes courses at the Universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Essex, Kingston University, and for the SRA. Karen has also designed and delivered social research methods training for police officers and staff via the East Midlands Policing Academic Collaboration (EMPAC) and for research consultancies. She has authored a number of academic books and journal articles in the areas of sociology and criminology, and on qualitative research methods. Karen is Chair of the Editorial Board of Sociological Research Online.
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£440 (SRA members pay £330)
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