Challenging methods, methodological challenges

This module consists of a series of talks aimed at beginning and established researchers interested in developing their understanding of research methods in the social sciences. Staff and research-higher-degree students in the faculties of Education and Social Work, Arts and Social Sciences, and Law are warmly invited to attend.

Lectures in this module canvass a range of methodological challenges that arise in the process of conducting research – in data collection and analysis and in collaboration with colleagues and engagement with participants.

The school provides research training support in the form of this and other free modules as part of a process of promoting a vibrant research culture within the school and the Division of Arts and Social Sciences, by engaging established and emerging researchers to talk about how they go about their own work with a focus on how they conceptualise and enact the research process.

Interested researchers are welcome to attend any – or all – sessions.

Cost: FREE
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Schedule

Date and time Title Speaker Venue

Thursday
August 21
4–5pm

Data selection as an ethical issue: dealing with outliers in telling a research story

Professor Brian Paltridge

Rm 618
Education Building A35

Thursday
September 4
4–5pm

Mind the gulp: experiences of a feminist researching men’s accounts of using violence against women and children

Dr Susan Heward-Belle

Rm 638
Education Building A35

Thursday
October 9
4–5pm

Collecting and analysing observational data: benefits and challenges of using video

Dr Michelle Bonati

Rm 638
Education Building A35

Thursday
October 23
4–5pm

Mind the gap: how to come up with interesting research questions

Professor Peter Reimann

Rm 612
Education Building A35

Thursday
November 6
4–5pm

Purposes, methods and challenges in researching a history of parent-school-community relations

Dr Helen Proctor

Rm 612
Education Building A35