Hard-to Reach: Applied Research Methods with Hidden, Marginal and Excluded Population
|University of Oxford, Nuffield College, Centre for Experimental Social Sciences (CESS)|
23/08/2021 - 27/08/2021
Centre for Experimental Social Sciences (CESS)
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Melanie Sawers at email@example.com
The course aims to enable participants to undertake empirical research with marginal, hidden and excluded populations, and seeks to encourage participants to develop methodological strategies for the collection and analysis of such data. This entails using several data-gathering and analytic strategies, and knowing the ethical considerations to be taken into account.
Course Outline :
The course provides an introduction to research methods in conducting research, both qualitative and quantitative, with marginal, hidden and excluded populations. The course introduces the main theories and research approaches on hard-to-reach and excluded populations using different frameworks and techniques. The course will provide tools to address key issues such as the lack of known sampling frame; the difficulties in reaching the target group; the concepts of impact, attribution and contribution; and the political dimension of research findings. The course explores topics such as: estimation and sampling techniques; participatory research; evidence-based policy versus policy-based evidence; innovation, crowdsourcing and the use of technology; the art of combining qualitative and quantitative methods; and ethical considerations arising when conducting research with hidden and marginalized populations.
Format: Hybrid Interactive Training
While the Applied Research course cannot run in its traditional format this year, we are able to offer this course in a live, interactive format that combines online and real-life exercises. We hope this will provide many of you with the opportunity to continue your training this coming summer.
The course will run for the duration of the time period originally advertised. The Hybrid training format will combine training and real-life application of all the presented research methods at the location of students. The timings of course will take place during morning and afternoon London UK time. Students are expected to be available full time. Active implementation of methods will be concentrated during the morning session; afternoon will be more focused on online training,
To maintain as much of the spirit of the traditional experience as possible, sharing between practitioner and academic researchers, we will include activities to facilitate interaction and collaboration among participants. These will include research presentations from students as well as joint simulation and real-life exercises.
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
1000 GBP - 1300 GBP
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