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Researching Lives Dynamically Through Time
06/04/2017 - 07/04/2017
University of Leeds, Edward Boyle Library
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This methodology course explores the broad theme of researching lives qualitatively through time, with a particular focus on Qualitative Longitudinal (QL) methods of research. The course will establish the significance and value of dynamic approaches to social enquiry and show how time is not simply a vehicle for a study, the medium through which it is conducted (as in classic longitudinal approaches) but is also a rich theoretical construct and topic of enquiry that drives the generation and analysis of data. The course will highlight the power of QL research to discern the factors that shape the life course, to understand how and why changes and continuities occur, for whom, and under what circumstances (as opposed to a more narrow and surface picture of what changes and when, across broad segments of the population). The course will be tailored to the needs of doctoral researchers and delivered through a series of 4 lectures, 4 interactive workshops, research ‘surgeries’, and the provision of power point handouts and reading lists.
The course is suitable for PhD researchers who are interested in dynamic approaches to social enquiry and wish to develop some skills in Qualitative Longitudinal methodology to support their current or future research. Researchers who register to attend will be expected to attend for the whole course, and to do some preparatory reading (see note below), along with some preparation in advance for the final workshop.
TO NOTE: Further detail on the training event can be found on the WRDTC website along with a reading list, a timetable and breakdown of lectures: http://wrdtc.ac.uk/event/researching-lives-dynamically-through-time/
Professor Bren Neale
White Rose DTC (DTC Course)
Advanced (specialised prior knowledge)
Free of charge to PhD researchers
Website and registration
Elisa Coati, WRDTC Coordinator, University of Leeds
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