Foundations for social research

This lecture series comprises presentations that introduce key research approaches in social research. The target audience is researchers interested in developing their general understanding of research methods and methodological frontiers in social research. Most of the lectures in this series are linked thematically to 2–5 other lectures that will be offered throughout 2013 and 2014. Taken as a whole, each series of linked lectures forms a module that explores particular methodological ideas and analytical techniques in more depth.

While the anchor is social research, the methodological issues discussed have wider currency, and the invitation to participate is extended to staff and research-higher-degree students in the faculties of Education and Social Work, Arts and Social Sciences, Law and beyond.

The "Foundations for social research" lecture series is part of a broader aspiration of the Office of Doctoral Studies to promote a vibrant research culture in the faculty and the division by inviting established and emerging researchers to talk about how they go about their own work, focusing on how they conceptualise and enact the research process.

  • The first lecture in the series, by Professor Robyn Ewing, is also the launch lecture in the 'Methodology for arts-informed research' research training module, arranged by the faculty for Semester Two 2013.

  • The fourth presentation in the series, by Professor Brian Paltridge, is the launch lecture in the 'Approaches to discourse analysis' research training module, also arranged for Semester Two 2013.

An overview of the social-research series will be provided in the lecture "Introduction: theories of knowledge and foundations of social research" on August 8 by Dr Lina Markauskaite.

Interested researchers are welcome and encouraged to attend any, or all, sessions.

Cost: FREE
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Schedule

Date and time

Title

Speaker

Venue

Thursday
July 25
4–5pm

Overview of arts-based and arts-informed research

First lecture in spin-off module:
Towards an understanding of
arts-based and arts-informed research

Professor Robyn Ewing

Rm 612
Education Building A35

Thursday
August 8
4–5pm

Introduction to theories of knowledge and foundations of social research

Dr Lina Markauskaite

Rm 612
Education Building A35

Thursday
August 22
4–5pm

Design-based research

Professor Peter Reimann

Rm 612
Education Building A35

Thursday
September 5
4–5pm

Discourse analysis

First lecture in spin-off module:
Approaches to discourse analysis

Professor Brian Paltridge

Change of venue

Rm 448
Old Teachers College A22

Thursday
September 19
4–5pm

Inclusive research methods

Dr Ilektra Spandagou

Rm 612
Education Building A35

Thursday
October 3
4–5pm

Interactional analysis

Dr Kelly Freebody

Rm 612
Education Building A35

Thursday
17 October
4–5pm

Phenomenology

Honorary Associate Professor David Smith

Rm 612
Education Building A35