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A research design is a ‘plan of action’ to address a research goal. Since there are potentially infinite qualitative research designs, in this session we will not attempt to talk about every possible design! Instead, we will (1) collectively identify and question what information needs to be included in a ‘good’ research design, and (2) apply what we have learned from point (1) by critically analysing two research designs published in recent qualitative research journals. This workshop will introduce you to the complexities of designing qualitative research projects, in turn equipping you with a skillset you can apply to your own projects, no matter what research design you use. This is a highly interactive workshop that will involve group work. No prior knowledge is required – it is an introductory-level workshop.

Bio of the speaker:

Dr Ioannis Costas Batlle is a Lecturer in Education and the Deputy-Director of the Centre for Qualitative Research at the University of Bath (United Kingdom). He uses qualitative research to explore young people’s lives in a variety of contexts, such as youth sport programmes, charities, and early school leaving. Additionally, Ioannis’ role in the Centre for Qualitative Research focuses on promoting qualitative training and education opportunities across the University.

He organises and delivers a highly practical, year-long annual workshop series for doctoral researchers (now in its 4th year) which explores all things in qualitative research. Ioannis’ recent qualitative research publications include two edited books (Temporality in Qualitative Inquiry: Theories, Methods and Practices; Qualitative Researcher Vulnerability: Negotiating, Experiencing and Embracing) and a forthcoming article in Qualitative Inquiry about his previously mentioned annual workshop series.

Date: 21 June 2023 (Wednesday)

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (HKT)

Speaker: Dr. loannis Costas Batlle, Lecturer in Education and the Deputy-Director of the Centre for Qualitative Research, University of Bath, UK

Venue: Online via Zoom

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