Methodology school "Visual elicitation methods: A comprehensive introduction to their use in qualitative research"

ERFCON 2017 Methodology schoolThe use of image-based elicitation methods in social science research is gaining increasing prominence. It is widely argued that these approaches to research facilitate critical reflection on the taken-for-granted by participants, and that this process of reflection presents an opportunity for both re-presentation of lived experiences and improved articulation of these experiences in the interview setting. As such, these methods hold great appeal to researchers exploring previously unexplored issues, and/or to researchers, especially when working with marginalized and/or silenced communities.

The workshop will consist of two parts:

METHODOLOGY SCHOOL BASIC

Brief introduction to elicitation methods, for those who have not previous participated in a workshop on elicitation methods. This introductory component is important in order to be able to follow workshop part 2. This workshop will introduce you to the use of images (e.g. photographs, videos, drawings) and artefacts (e.g. clay work, songs, existing cultural artefacts) as elicitation techniques in qualitative field work. This introductory workshop will review the theory behind elicitation methods; and current approaches to using image-based elicitation methods.

METHODOLOGY SCHOOL ADVANCED

This second component of the workshop will review the integration of these approaches into research designs, the value of these approaches in answering particular research questions, and will introduce attendees to the process of analysing image-based data -- both images and narrative -- using thematic analysis. A step-by-step process to organising and analysing data will be reviewed, including: conducting initial coding of the data; coding the photographs and video images; developing more focused codes and categories; writing memos to facilitate a more textured and meaningful understanding of the data; and developing theory through the use of coding teams.

DATE AND VENUE

METHODOLOGY SCHOOL BASIC
MAY 20, 2017 (9 am – 2 pm CET)
The Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, Campus Borongaj, Borongajska cesta 83f, Zagreb
Classroom P10

METHODOLOGY SCHOOL ADVANCED
MAY 20, 2017 (3 pm – 7 pm CET)
MAY 21, 2017 (9 am – 6 pm CET)
The Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, Campus Borongaj, Borongajska cesta 83f, Zagreb
Classroom P10

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

METHODOLOGY SCHOOL BASIC: 70
METHODOLOGY SCHOOL ADVANCED: 70

PARTICIPATION FEE

METHODOLOGY SCHOOL BASIC: 50€
METHODOLOGY SCHOOL ADVANCED: 100€

APPLICATION DEADLINE

MAY 5, 2017

Since the number of participants is limited, the priority list will be established on a first come - first served basis.

TRAINER

LLLinda Liebenberg, PhD, is a leading researcher and evaluator in the field of youth wellbeing and community resilience. Her core interest are children and youth with complex needs. Her work explores the promotion of positive youth development and mental health, using formal and informal processes of resilience, including community development, through both evaluation of service provision and research of youth experiences. As a key component of this work, Linda reflects critically on the best ways in which to conduct research and evaluations with children and their communities (including multiple service providers). These approaches include participatory image-based methods; sophisticated longitudinal quantitative designs; and the design of measurement instruments used with children and youth. Linda's work emphasises culturally sensitive approaches and she has a long history working with historically and socioeconomically marginalised communities. Linda consults internationally and offers training in conducting research with children, youth, and their communities, data analysis, writing and dissemination, as well as researcher self-care. She has published extensively, and presented on all five continents, on culturally and contextually meaningful approaches to promoting positive psychosocial outcomes of children and youth, as well as the ways in which this can be researched and evaluated.

ORGANIZERS

ERF UNIZG ENG ISU UVLJ

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