The Manchester Metropolitan University Summer Institute in Qualitative Research takes place 22-26 July and is subtitled ‘Putting Theory to Work’. The directory of the Wales DTC, Professor David James, will be one of the keynote speakers.
This is an opportunity to learn about the latest in theory and methodology in dialogue with leading international theorists, aimed at qualitative researchers from doctoral students to more experienced researchers, in education, social sciences, health
and caring professions, arts and humanities.
Questions to be addressed include:
- What are the current trends and the future directions?
- How does theory influence methods, ethics, identity?
- How can I put theory to work in my own research?
- How does theory engage with policy and practice?
The Institute is organised around a programme of keynote sessions, from presenters with an international reputation in their specialist area. Small group work allows for follow-up discussion of each keynote. A strand of mini-sessions on ‘Putting theorists to work’ runs throughout the week, where researchers describe the influence of a key thinker on their own research, and invite participants to pursue the implications for their own ongoing or planned research. Delegates who wish to do so have the opportunity to lead short presentations on their own research.
The delegate fee is £345.