Multimodal Qualitative Research Workshop

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All day, Tuesday 16 September 2014 - Wednesday 17 September 2014

Place: Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University, Cardiff.


  • Dr Bella Dicks, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
  • Dr Rachel Hurdley, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
  • Dr Brett Lashua, Carnegie Faculty, Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Dr Bambo Soyinka, Department of Creative Writing & Publishing, Bath Spa University

Course description

Cardiff School of Social Sciences has been a centre of expertise in digital and qualitative methodology for many years, as evidenced in its earlier hosting of QUALITI, part of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods. This two-day workshop will support researchers wishing to produce diverse kinds of data in their fieldwork: field notes, sound recordings (of interviews, conversations or naturally occurring events), photographs (created by participants and/or researchers themselves), video images, drawings, digital text, etc. We will explore techniques for the collection and analysis of multiple modes of qualitative research data, and ask: How can we make informed choice between various modes and media? How can various modes be meaningfully combined in research practice?

Primarily based on the combined use of textual, visual and audio field data, the workshop will give participants the opportunity to experiment with collecting and analysing different kinds of qualitative data and to consider how they might be combined, both practically and theoretically.


  • Wales DTC postgraduate social science research students, i.e. students registered at Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff or Swansea Universities – free of charge.
  • Postgraduate social science research students registered at a UK HEI: free of charge
  • Non social-science postgraduate research students: £60.00
  • Staff at HEIs, ESRC funded researchers, UK registered charities: £120.00
  • Others: £300

Lunch and refreshments are provided.  We cannot cover the cost of travel or accommodation.

Deadline for Bookings

Tuesday 9 September 2014

This event is now fully booked. Any booking requests will now be added to a waiting list.

This workshop is aimed at DTC and ESRC-funded research students at Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea who will have priority for places but others are welcome to attend, space permitting. Students at Cardiff University should use the UGC booking system, all others should use the booking form below to be added to the waiting list.

Deadline for bookings

16 September 2014


Bookings are closed for this event.