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Shifting the balance?
Perspectives on the relationships between qualitative research and participation.

23 April 2015, John Jarrold Suite, Sportspark, UEA, Norwich

This advanced symposium, organised by the UEA qualitative research forum, will aim to address two key questions in this area:

• What is participation in qualitative research?

• What kind of knowledge does participatory research produce?

The sessions will showcase and critically examine exemplars of participation in qualitative research projects undertaken at UEA and by other qualitative research groups in the East.

Programme for the Day

9:30am Registration and coffee

10:00am Welcome, introduction and orientation for the day

Fiona Poland, School of Health Sciences

UEA Project Discussions

These will centre on projects that have either been completed or are ongoing. Presenters will provide an overview of their study and then attendees will discuss in small groups how they would incorporate participation. After a 15 minute discussion the presenter will ‘reveal’ how they did it and talk about the pros and cons of the approach they took.

10:15am Project 1: "Researching the 'real world': professional translators as research participants"

Jo Drugan, School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies, UEA

10:50am Project 2: “Using Participatory Methods to Explore Social Spaces of Young People’s Everyday Lives in Cartagena de Indias."

Sonja Marzi, School of International Development, UEA

11:30am Coffee

11:45am Project 3: "Not just hot air: making the diverse views and experiences of disabled people in Norfolk count in research"

Mark Harrison, Equal Lives and Tom Shakespeare, Norwich Medical School, UEA

12:30pm Concluding audience questions to morning speakers

1:00pm Lunch

1:45pm Keynote: Participatory research: meanings, models and morals

Chris McKevitt, King’s College London

2:30pm Parallel session

Session 1: "Involving lay members in ethnographic hospital-based research: what can the practical problems tell us?"

Nigel Lambert and Jane Cross, School of Health Sciences, UEA

Session 2: 'Young researchers analysing data about child abuse and neglect - Possibilities and pitfalls'

Jeanette Cossar, School of Social Work, UEA

3:20pm Panel discussion and coffee

3:50pm Thanks, next steps and close

The event is open to PGR students and staff. The event is free to UEA attendees and £30 to non-UEA attendees.

Please contact Liz Williams to register: