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A Cardiff Interdisciplinary Seminar Series 2005-2008

This interdisciplinary seminar series based at the Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, provides a forum for debate and discussion about the present use of, and future directions for qualitative research within the social sciences. The series addresses the ways in which qualitative research is conducted across the social sciences, and how qualitative data are used to inform scholars, practitioners and policy makers. In particular the series considers issues of qualitative research capacity building in the contexts of interdisciplinarity and methodological innovation.

The series is organised and hosted by the Cardiff Node of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, Cardiff School of Social Sciences. There is no need to book a place at any of these seminars.

Programme for 2005-6

Qualitative Research in the Technological Age
Tuesday 11th April 2006
9.00-12.30
Committee Room 1, Glamorgan Building

Speakers
Kate Stewart DENTL
Brett Lashua SOCSI
Matthew Williams SOCSI
Ruth McNally SOCSI/CESAgen

Chair Invited: Paul Atkinson

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Visual Approaches to Qualitative Research
Monday 3rd July 2006
10.00-13.00
Committee Room 1, Glamorgan Building

Speakers
Kieran Flanagan, Bristol University
Tim Strangleman, London Metropolitan University
Bella Dicks, Cardiff University

Chair : Bella Dicks

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Participation, Public Engagement and Qualitative Research
Tuesday 19th September 2006
10:00 - 13:00 Committee Room 1, Glamorgan Building

The ethos of participatory research aims to democratise and de-mystify social research by dissolving traditional boundaries between the researchers and the 'researched'. At its best, it makes research process liberating, empowering and educative for participants, validates local knowledge and brings communities into the policy debate. In practice, however, these ambitions are often thwarted: rigid ethical committees, overprotective gate keepers, and reluctant participants all create additional challenges for researchers. At this seminar researchers from different disciplines will reflect on their experience and share their views on how participatory research can better fulfil its goals and provide relevant and credible knowledge for policy makers?

Speakers
Jon Anderson City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University
Nick Pidgeon Psychology, Cardiff University
Gareth Williams Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

Chair: William Housley Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

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There is no need to reserve a place at this event. However, we would be grateful if you would indicate your interest in attending by e-mailing Beth Charles at qualiti@cardiff.ac.uk or by calling 02920 875345

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ESRC National Centre for Research Methods
ESRC - Economic & Social Research Council