The Qualiti placement scheme offered opportunities for postgraduate, postdoctoral and early career researchers to visit the Cardiff School of Social Sciences, and spend time with the Qualiti team. We were able to offer three different kinds of placement;

1. Project specific placements
2. Training placements
3. Research capacity building placements

All placements have now been filled and we are no longer accepting applications.

For further information about the placement scheme click here

ESRC Funded Research Training in Ethnography, Language and Communication

Is "qualitative data analysis" too vague for you? Are you wondering how to do justice to your data?

If you're researching social processes, institutions, culture, identity etc, but you’re unsure about how to analyse the discourse data from your fieldwork, then consider joining the 5 day ESRC-sponsored research training course:

Key concepts and methods in ethnography, language & communication

The programme is designed to help PhD and post-doctoral researchers navigate the twin perils of over- and under-interpreting discourse data, and it introduces a range of key perspectives and tools used to study language and communication ethnographically.

During 2007 the course will be taught through four intensive meetings hosted in London and Leeds:

22 & 23 March (London): Linguistic ethnography: Why, what & how?

25 May (Leeds): Verbal text in situated interaction: Micro-analysis

20 July (Leeds): Texts in the material world: Multi-modal analysis

16 November (London): Ethnography beyond the event: Transcontextual analysis

There will also be follow-up sessions in which course graduates can discuss with more experienced researchers specific issues arising from their own work. Spaces are strictly limited, so candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible. Some bursaries for tuition and travel will be available in cases of demonstrated need.

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The programme is organized from King’s College London, the Institute of Education University of London, and Oxford University, as part of the ESRC Researcher Development Initiative (

Information on the research methods programme bursaries.