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Qualitative Research Methods: Researching Beneath the Surface - ‘The senses and qualitative methods’

The two-day event aims to explore qualitative research methods and methodologies in relation to the senses. It provides an opportunity to explore qualitative research methods with expert researchers and comprises of lectures, workshops and a discussion forum for PGR students.

Further details can be found at: Qualitative Research Methods Programme

Aimed at

Researchers (early stage, mid stage, final stage), Research staff.



Key learning outcomes

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand different ways in which the senses can inform the qualitative research process in understanding social life.
  • Understand the challenges associated with researching the senses and social life.
  • Understand how considering the senses can be used to design and enhance qualitative research.

Presented by

Dr John Barker (Middlesex University), Dr Mónica Degen (Brunel University London),

Dr Anne Chappell (Brunel University London) and Dr Emma Wainwright (Brunel University London)

Session outline and aims

Participants will learn about the senses as part of qualitative research methodologies.

Participants will increase their confidence and ability to work in their research.

DAY 1: Presentations by experts and a group workshop.

DAY 2: OPTIONAL Students and staff are invited to present their work to date for discussion with the group in a supportive environment.

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 may be available at the venue.

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This workshop is provided by

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Email address Telephone number 01895 265935