Training and Events
UEA Qualitative Research Symposium 2016: 'Technological Innovation, Methodological Innovation'
|University of East Anglia|
Professor Fiona Poland, Dr Jamie Murdoch, Dr Peter Simmons, Dr James Cornford, & Matthew Lariviere
UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich
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Dr Simon Watts, PGR Training Coordinator, Faculty of Social Sciences, UEA; Tel: +44(0)1603 591295; E-mail: email@example.com
Qualitative methods can help us understand technologies in context. New technologies in turn provoke researchers to create innovative qualitative methods as they engage with the challenges of emerging problem areas. There are important questions to ask and lessons to learn, therefore, about what established approaches can and cannot provide to address socio-technical change. There are also significant implications of new technologies, techniques and forms of connection for issues such as engagement and power(s) in research relationships. One example relates to people’s right both to be heard and to be forgotten. This interdisciplinary symposium will encourage the exploration of these questions through examples that include: narrative building and the democratisation of evidence; innovation in the study of tacit social practices linked to new environmental technologies, governmentality and the subversion of technology, interactions between technology and the promotion of wellbeing, technologies and new forms of publishing. This symposium will showcase and critically examine exemplars of these issues in qualitative research projects undertaken at UEA and by other qualitative research groups in the East of England. The programme will include both plenaries and parallel workshops, allowing time for networking and sharing of ideas.
NOTE: Places will be allocated to maximise the breadth of interdisciplinary participation which is a key feature of this annual event.
Intermediate (some prior knowledge)
PGR students from Universities of East Anglia; Essex; Kent; Surrey; Sussex; Reading; Royal Holloway; & Goldsmiths = FREE; PGR students from all other institutions = £30; Early-career researchers/academics = £60
Website and registration
East of England
Frameworks for Research and Research Designs, Epistemology, Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research, Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis, Qualitative research , Technological innovation , Methodological innovation
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