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Qualitative Research Methods: Researching Beneath the Surface - ‘Auto/biographical accounts in qualitative research'

The event aims to explore the use and impact of auto/biography in research. It provides an opportunity to explore qualitative research methods with expert researchers. It comprises of lectures, workshops and a discussion forum for PGR students.

Aimed at

Doctoral Researchers (early stage, mid stage, final stage), Doctoral Researchers staff


Participants must have some experience of qualitative methods and approaches (such as questionnaires, interviews, focus groups, ethnography, etc).

Joining instructions

When registering for this event, please confirm if you will be attending the lunchtime workshops and if so, which one.

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand different ways in which auto/biography can form part of a qualitative research process
  • Understand the challenges of data analysis and re-presentation in auto/biographical research
  • Understand how auto/biography can be used to enhance qualitative research

Presented by

Dr Julie Parsons, Dr Mike Thomas, Dr Anne Chappell, Dr Emma Wainwright

Session outline and aims

Participants will learn about ways of using auto/biography as part of qualitative research methodologies. Participants will increase their confidence and ability to work ethnographically in their research.

There will be presentations and small group parallel workshops run by qualitative researchers.

Specific skills focused on in this session

Qualitative research


Health and Safety and general notice

Participants will be viewing presentations projected onto a SMART Board screen. Participants may be required to work in groups. Refreshments and food will be available at the venue.

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Brunel 3D Development Tool

Develops the following:

Skills needed to do your research and career

Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Competencies

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