Qualiti Mentoring Scheme
The purpose of the Qualiti mentoring scheme is to provide significant,
focussed and long-term (where required) support and guidance to
UK social science researchers in the use of qualitative research
methods. The scheme offers postgraduates, postdoctoral and early
career researchers, and more established researchers, access to
a range of expertise. Not only do the Qualiti team have considerable
qualitative research experience, but we also have access to an
extensive international network of expertise in the practice of
qualitative research. We are therefore able to offer a high quality
mentoring service to social science researchers across the UK.
For more details about the nature of our methodological expertise
please visit our website (www.cardiff.ac.uk/socsi/qualiti).
Support and guidance to individuals, groups and organisations
can come in a number of ways and for a range of queries, both
formal and informal. These could include, for example, mentoring
- the use of advanced qualitative research methods
- identifying training needs in qualitative research methods
- where to find the necessary qualitative research expertise
- developing research grant applications using qualitative research
- qualitative research projects
Mentoring may involve the opportunity to spend some time with
the Qualiti team in Cardiff or for someone with the necessary
expertise to come and visit you. Again, Qualiti are able to offer
such support (including travel and accommodation) through our
Placement Scheme (contact Qualiti for more details about this
What we cannot offer
Given the number of researchers in the UK who are using qualitative
research methods it is not possible for us to provide support
and guidance to everyone. We have therefore had to limit what
mentoring we can offer. So we do not expect to provide support
and guidance for more introductory and routine qualitative research
methods inquiries. However, if you are in any doubt then please
contact us and we can discuss your needs in more detail.
What to do next?
To discuss your needs please contact Tina
Woods, the Qualiti administrator or click
here for an application form.
The deadline for applications in 2006/07 is December