Drawing in Research


30/04/2024 - 01/05/2024

Organised by:



Katherine Quinn and Rachel Hurdley


Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)


Liam Moylan


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Sbarc|Spark, Maindy Rd, Cardiff


The training is designed to introduce researchers and PGRs to using drawing methodologies in Social Science Research and give them practical experience of doing so. It will provide an overview of the use of drawing in social sciences, focusing particularly on the turn towards ‘live sociology’ and creative ethnographic methods in recent years.

In addition to presentations from researchers who have both used drawing based methods, the two-day training session will include many practical group drawing exercises and group analysis sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the potential uses of drawing on their current and potential research projects, either as researcher-led or as part of a participatory methodology.


Aims & Objectives (event outcomes)

By the end of the two sessions participants will:

  • Be familiar with the possibilities afforded by drawing in research at all stages of the research process (design, fieldwork, analysis)
  • Have experience of engaging in drawing based ‘seeing’ in a live context, and have experience of a group analysis session using drawing
  • Be able to visualise and re-present their research project in drawn form
  • Feel able to consider drawing as a methodological strand in their current or potential research


This in-person training event combines teaching in a seminar room and outside fieldwork exercises. It will take place over two consecutive days and will equate to 1.5 days of teaching for payment purposes. Lunch will be provided on both days. Event timings follow: 

12pm - 5pm on 30th April 2024

10am - 4pm on 1st May 2024


The fee per teaching day is: • £35 per day for registered students • £75 per day for staff at academic institutions, Research Councils researchers, public sector staff and staff at registered charity organisations and recognised research institutions. • £250 per day for all other participants All fees include event materials, lunch, morning and afternoon tea. They do not include travel and accommodation costs. In the event of cancellation by the delegate a full refund of the course fee is available up to two weeks prior to the course. NO refunds are available after this date. If it is no longer possible to run a course due to circumstances beyond its control, NCRM reserves the right to cancel the course at its sole discretion at any time prior to the event. In this event every effort will be made to reschedule the course. If this is not possible or the new date is inconvenient a full refund of the course fee will be given. NCRM shall not be liable for any costs, losses or expenses that may be incurred as a result of the cancellation of a course, including but not limited to any travel or accommodation costs. The University of Southampton’s Online Store T&Cs also continue to apply.

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