Using Creative Research Methods (join a waiting list)
NCRM, University of Southampton
Dr Helen Kara
Intermediate (some prior knowledge)
Jacqui Thorp, Training and Capacity Building Co-ordinator, National Centre for Research Methods
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Room 2097, Building 58, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hants
This course will outline creative research methods and show you how to use them appropriately at every stage of the research process. The course assumes that you have a good working knowledge of conventional research methods, and builds on that knowledge by introducing arts-based methods, research using technology, mixed methods, and transformative research frameworks such as participatory and activist research. Any or all of these techniques can be used alongside more conventional research methods and are often particularly useful when addressing more complex research questions. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to try applying these methods in practice. Attention will be paid to ethical issues throughout. The day will include plenty of practical advice and tips on using creative methods in research.
The course covers:
- Arts-based methods
- Research using technology
- Mixed methods
- Transformative research frameworks
By the end of the course participants will:
- Have a good level of knowledge of creative research methods
- Understand how to use creative methods alongside more traditional methods
- Understand when to use creative methods in research
- Know how creative methods can add value to funding bids
This course will be relevant for researchers from the third sector, public services (e.g. health, criminal justice, social care, education, local or national government), and those who work in independent research organisations or academia. It is an intermediate level course and attendees will need a good working knowledge of traditional research methods.
Participants may wish to purchase the book on which the course is based: Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: A Practical Guide, by the trainer, published by Policy Press. NB: if participants sign up for the monthly e-newsletter produced by Policy Press, they will receive a substantial discount on the book.
The fee per teaching day is:
• £30 per day for UK/EU registered students
• £60 per day for staff at UK/EU academic institutions, UK/EU Research Councils researchers, UK/EU public sector staff and staff at UK/EU registered charity organisations and recognised UK/EU research institutions.
• £220 per day for all other participants
All fees include event materials, lunch, morning and afternoon tea. They do not include travel and accommodation costs.
Full refund for cancellation two weeks before the course, NO refunds can be made after this date.
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Mixed Methods, Arts-based research , Research using technology , Transformative research frameworks
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