Working with theory in social research

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 focus on the explanatory and analytical power of different theoretical perspectives, and the relationship between theory and the framing of research questions, methods and approaches.

The faculty 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 faculty 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

Semester Two 2016 timetable

Date and time Title Speaker Venue

August 23

Working with Foucault

Dr Marianne Fenech

Rm 612
Education Building A35

Sept. 13

Applications of social theory in empirical studies

Associate Professor Susan Goodwin

Rm 612
Education Building A35

October 20

Panel discussion: the journey to theory

Dr Remy Low, Dr Victoria Rawlings and Dr Debra Talbot

Rm 618
Education Building A35