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Postgraduate Conference on Social Research Methods in Youth and Community Work

  • Manchester Campus Oxford Road Manchester, M13 United Kingdom (map)

Qualitative Research Methods 

Exploring Qualitative Research Methods in Youth and Community Work
Saturday 16th January, 2016: Manchester Metropolitan University

This day conference offered postgraduate students and early career academics/researchers an opportunity to explore a range of critical qualitative social research methodologies across four themes:

Theme One - Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis:  

Facilitated by Graham Bright (York St John University) and Karen McCarthy (Manchester Metropolitan University).   

Theme Two - Creative Methods: Visual, Poetry and Digital Spaces: 

Facilitated by Paul Fenton (Nottingham Trent University) and Raj Patel (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Theme Three - Ethnography / Practitioner Ethnography:  

Facilitated by Tania de St Croix (Kings College, London) and Ian McGimpsy (Birmingham University) 

Theme Four - Memory Work, CHAT and Collective Biography:  

Facilitated by Janet Batsleer (Manchester Metropolitan University), Jane Melvin (University of Brighton) andChristine Smith (University of St Mark & St John)  

Each theme was offered three times throughout the day and participants were able to attend three out of the four workshops. The programme for the day is provided below:                               

Time:                        Programme Activity

10.30am                              Registration and Refreshments

11.00am                              Welcome: Janet Batsleer (MMU)

11.05am                              Workshops Series 1

12.15am                             Workshops Series 2

1.30pm                             Lunch (will be provided)

2.15pm                             Workshop Series 3

3.30pm                            Conclusions and Remarks

4.00pm                           Close