The Commissioned Inquiries are intended to generate new knowledge
relating to the main QUALITI themes. They aim to do so not by
means of conventional research projects, but rather through systematic
interaction and exchange between 'experts' in appropriate fields.
Each Inquiry will be based upon a small (not more than 10) group
of 'experts', identified on the basis of their previous experience,
and drawn from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. Each Inquiry
will be led by a Convenor/ Chair and supported intellectually
and administratively from within QUALITI.
The exact mode of working of each Inquiry will be determined
by each group. However, it is expected that each Inquiry will
involve some of the following: written papers from members of
the Inquiry group and from outside; discussions/seminars based
on written papers; and more 'forensic' interactions, where contributors
are questioned about their views.
The Inquiry group will consider the 'evidence' presented to them
and will produce a report based on this. It is expected that this
report will include: an analytical review of the topic of the
Inquiry; identification of critical or problematic areas; recommendations
about the means of addressing such issues most effectively.
The first Commissioned Inquiry commenced in March 2006 on the
theme of Risk to Well-being in Qualitative Research. The final
report from this inquiry is now available for download, from the
publications section of this website.
Further details on this particular inquiry can be viewed via the
webpage. more >>>.
The second of our Commissioned Inquiry's commenced in March 2007
and is on the theme of Qualitative Research and Policy. Further
details will be added to the website as they become available.
If you would like to get involved in the Commissioned Inquiries,
or would like to know more, please contact Qualiti@cardiff.ac.uk