Building Constellations of Creative and Participatory Research Methods (Online) (join a waiting list)


15/05/2024 - 16/05/2024

Organised by:

University of Leeds (an NCRM Partner)


Dr Linzi Ladlow, Dr Laura Way


Intermediate (some prior knowledge)


Marie Johnson
0113 343 4407

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Venue: Online


Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th May  2024 (mornings, 10-1pm)

This exciting interactive workshop will develop your knowledge and skills in using creative and participatory research methods. Creative and participatory methods are increasingly being utilised by social researchers to tackle complex research questions, enhance participant inclusivity and to generate wide ranging research impact for a broad range of stakeholders. 

This session begins with an overview of developments in creative and participatory research, highlighting the opportunities and challenges in the context of social policy, research impact and advancing academic knowledge. Across the two days, the course covers how and why we use a variety of creative and participatory methods and how to bring them together in analysis, forming a constellation. The workshop will address ethics, opportunities, benefits and challenges during the research process and how to generate multi-level impact from grassroots to social policy. Participants will be given the opportunity to explore how to incorporate creative and participatory approaches (such as zines and photovoice) in their own research, and how to analyse and disseminate effectively.

Over the course you will: 

  • Be introduced to key debates in creative and participatory research
  • Understand the potential for, and the challenges of, using creative and participatory research methods
  • Explore how to ethically engage in creative and participatory research
  • Learn from active peer-researchers involved in cocreating research


By the end of the course participants will:

  • Develop practical skills in different creative and participatory approaches such as Zines, Photovoice, Co-creation/co-production (including peer research)
  • Develop skills in designing, conducting, analysing and disseminating creative and participatory research, 
  • Learn how such methods can be incorporated into the generation of meaningful research impact. 

This course will be delivered by Research Fellows Dr Linzi Ladlow and Dr Laura Way, both from the University of Lincoln. They are experienced in engaging with creative and participatory research and facilitating training. They have hosted a BSA funded symposium and are editing a forthcoming collection on creative and participatory methods.

This short course is suitable for all qualitative researchers at any career stage, including postgraduate students. Whilst we are not expecting you to already be familiar with creative and participatory methods, familiarity with the purposes of qualitative research, as well as with qualitative methods of data generation and analysis, will be assumed.


The fee per teaching day is £35 per day for students / £75 per day for staff working for academic institutions, Research Councils and other recognised research institutions, registered charity organisations and the public sector / £250 per day for all other participants. 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 its 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.

Website and registration:


Yorkshire and Humberside


Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis, Creative research, Participatory research, Coproduction research, Cocreation research, Action research

Related publications and presentations:

Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis

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