'Qualitative Research and Ethical Approval'
Belfast, 14 March 2007
This one-day workshop will consider the practical implications
of obtaining ethical approval for undertaking qualitative research
in the social sciences. It is increasingly the case that any field-based
research conducted within the social sciences must seek ethical
approval from a variety of different perspectives, including university
ethics committees, NHS ethics panels, and other profession-based
ethics or regulatory bodies. The nature of qualitative research
can make this process extremely difficult and time-consuming.
This workshop will provide practical assistance in negotiating
this process by giving advice and assistance to social science
researchers. Those attending will be encouraged to actively participate
in a number of interactive problem solving tasks. The workshop
will provide an excellent opportunity for qualitative researchers
to share their experiences and raise ethical issues of importance,
contributing to debate on ethical approval procedures.
The workshop will be of particular interest to early career researchers
and qualitative researchers who are relatively new to ethics committees.
Members of ethics committees who are concerned about this process
and who would like to obtain more practical knowledge about managing
the relationship between qualitative research and ethics approval
may also find the workshop of interest.
Click here to obtain a draft programme
for the day.
Cathcart Room, 69-71 University Street, Queens University, Belfast.
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To book a place on this workshop, please complete a booking
form and return to the Qualiti office either by email firstname.lastname@example.org
or by post to:
Cardiff School of Social Sciences
King Edward VII Avenue
To download a booking form click
Cancellation and Refunds: A full refund will
be given for cancellations in excess of 48 hours notice of an
event. Please note that we cannot offer any refunds for places
cancelled within 48 hours of the event.
Each event is open to all researchers, including postgraduate
students and non-academic researchers. The fee for each event
is £20 per day for UK registered Post Graduate students,
£40 per day for staff at a UK academic institution, ESRC
funded researcher or registered charity organisation. For all
other delegates the fee is £175 per day. Fees include course
materials, lunch and refreshments. Unfortunately, we are not able
to assist with travel or other related costs.
The materials used at this workshop are now available for download,
please visit the resources
section of the website to access these, or click