Invitation to a Qualitative Research symposium at UEA

We would like to invite you to a Qualitative Research symposium at the University of East Anglia on March 26th 2014

Using qualitative research to understand difficult social, health and environmental problems 

The diversity of qualitative methodologies can give researchers new ways to understand health, social and environmental challenges. Multiple perspectives on complex issues can greatly illuminate areas of interest to business, policy makers, planners and service providers. This advanced qualitative methods symposium will showcase exemplar research projects undertaken at UEA and at some other regional qualitative research groups. The programme will mix parallel plenaries and workshops allowing time for networking and sharing of ideas. 

26th March 2014, 10.00 - 1600 with Registration from 0930. Fee: £25. 

To book a place at the symposium please contact (Liz.Williams@uea.ac.uk<mailto:Liz.Williams@uea.ac.uk>) 

Programme: UEA ZICER Building room 2.03. 

9.30 - 10.00 Registration and tea/coffee 
10.00 - 10.15 Welcome and Introduction - Professor Fiona Poland 
10.15 - 11.00 Simon Horton, Kate Humby (UEA, School of Rehabilitation Sciences) 

Why can't we agree? Using qualitative methods to explore inter-rater (un)reliability in a published measure 

11.00 - 12.00 Gillian Green, Caroline Barratt (University of Essex) 

Workshop: Combining visual and textual methodologies - what extra insight does this produce? 

11.30 Coffee/tea available 
12.00 - 12.45 Charlotte Salter (UEA, Norwich Medical School) 

Sense and Sensibility: Exercise, physical activity and older women's embodied responses to the risk of fracture and osteoporosis 

13.30 - 14.15 Markus Wohlfeil (UEA, Norwich Business School) 

'And May the Odds Be Always in Your Favour': Academic survival lessons from "The Hunger Games" for an introspective (or interpretive) researcher 

14.15 - 15.15 James Cornford (UEA, Norwich Business School) 

Parallel Workshop 1....unhappy in its own way: families and qualitative research 

14.15 - 15.15 Peter Simmons (UEA, School of Environmental Sciences) 

Parallel workshop 2 "Practising qualitative methods in quantitative environments: working with regulators, engineers, scientists and other numbers tribes?" 

14.45 Coffee/tea available 
15.15 - 15.55 Plenary session 

Next steps and new directions for qualitative methods engaging 'difficult areas' 


15.55 - 16.00 Closing remarks 
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