Getting the most out of relationships with research participants
|University of Essex|
Katerina Hadjimatheou, Lecturer in Criminology. Kat has extensive experience of undertaking qualitative research, including in-depth interviews; workshops; world café sessions; focus groups; surveys; and freedom of information requests.
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Many students undertake research with human participants, but very few have much experience in recruiting and managing relationships with them.The process of recruitment and participation can be daunting and stressful. There are many simple strategies students can use to recruit more successfully, get the most value out of the data participants provide, and draw on those relationships in the future to maximise the impact of their research and their opportunities going forward. Good relationships with participants are vital to the success of qualitative research and can also help students network for their future careers. They can help open important pathways to impact.
You should expect to come out of this session with a more strategic and successful approach to engaging with research participants, which will improve the quality and impact of your research and increase future career opportunities.
The session will draw on the lecturer’s extensive experience of conducting high-impact qualitative research. It will also introduce you to resources that can help you answer questions and address issues that might arise before, during and after your research.
This course is suitable for students who are doing or thinking of doing qualitative research, including interviews, focus groups, Delphi, and Freedom of Information requests. Delegates do not need access to university facilities.
All relevant resources will be shared by email in advance of the course. Delegates will be asked to complete a very short survey prior to the course and come with their responses.
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
£30 - All external participants
Website and registration
East of England
Data Collection, Qualitative Interviewing
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