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Call for Papers: UEA/IDS International Workshop on Mixed Methods Research in Poverty and Vulnerability: sharing ideas and learning lessons-UEA London

The use of mixed methods in researching poverty and vulnerability has expanded rapidly in the last few years, providing examples of best practice in data generation and analysis. The wealth of experiences with existing methods have also laid the foundation for more innovative approaches in integrating quantitative and qualitative research and frank discussion of its challenges.

The purpose of this workshop is to share ideas and experiences, learn lessons from past and on-going work and discuss work-in-progress using mixed methods research in the field of poverty and vulnerability. Its informal format will enable discussion in more detail and with more depth than is possible in other events on poverty and vulnerability. The workshop will focus on three different themes and mixed-methods research within those themes: 1) poverty measurement, 2) poverty dynamics, and 3) impact evaluation. Keynote speakers for the respective themes are Dr. Eldin Fahmy (University of Bristol), Prof. Janet Seeley (UEA) and Prof. James Copestake (University of Bath).

We invite proposals for paper presentations on each of the three topics above. Proposals from both senior and junior researchers will be considered, including PhD students. We will give priority to proposals on work-in-progress rather than planned or completed projects.   

The workshop will be held at UEA London (near Liverpool Street) on 1 July (afternoon) and 2 July (full day). No fees will be charged for the workshop and coffee, lunch and dinner (on 1 July) are included. A limited number of grants for travel and/ or accommodation will be available.

Please submit your proposals (300-500 words) to:

Laura Camfield l.camfield@uea.ac.uk

University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich, UK

and/or Keetie Roelen k.roelen@ids.ac.uk

Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK

The deadline for proposals is 31 March 2013.

The workshop is funded by the ESRC Methods for Comparative Cross-national Research Initiative, grant RES-239-25-0006 and the ESRC Early Career Fellowships, grant ES/K001833/1