Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2016 Archive

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Qualitative and quantitative research methods

OPERATIONALISATION OF KEY CONCEPTS IN DATA COLLECTION: HOW TO SAVE TIME AND HAVE A SMOOTH RUN THROUGH TO PhD SUBMISSION

9 August 2016

In this workshop participants will be shown how to identify and operationalise key concepts in data collection. These are the central concepts and terms investigated in research, often including social and psychological constructs. Research is essentially a process of "operationalising" these in data collection, but this is not always done effectively. The group will be given the opportunity to examine some unmitigated failures, as well as a number of successes. During the workshop, a review will be undertaken of a range of strategies used for operationalising concepts in data and building coherence and validity in the research process. A careful approach to operationalisation produces data that is appropriate and high quality, which resonates with theoretical perspectives relevant to the study, and avoids pitfalls in analysis. Principles and techniques for generating questions for interviews and questionnaires will be discussed. The workshop will include worked examples based on the projects of the higher-degree-research students attending, and will aim to demystify the research process, by giving it clarity and making it approachable.

Event details


Qualitative and quantitative research methods: operationalisation of key concepts in data collection

Where Room 458, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
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When

9 August 2016


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