27 March 10am - 4pm (coffee & registration from 9.30am) 27 March 10am - 4pm (coffee & registration from 9.30am)

Diversities in modern families and households: challenges and opportunities for qualitative research

This annual UEA Qualitative Research Symposium provides a unique space to bring together researchers from within and across the various social sciences to discuss theoretical and practical issues involved in qualitative research.

The theme this year is enriching qualitative approaches to help understand 'families’ and 'households' within the context of increasingly technologised, mobile and diverse societies. The symposium will offer the opportunity to critically consider both the complexities and challenges that confront researchers and their stimulation of methodological diversity and innovation. Speakers will engage with the audience to explore:

  • How can qualitative methods help us understand the social practices of families and households and what can we learn about the multiplicity of methods available by sharing ideas with researchers beyond our own disciplines?
  • What are the ethical and governance challenges of undertaking work across diverse groups of young people and families?
  • How can qualitative researchers creatively respond to these new conceptual, theoretical and ethical challenges in the design of research for understanding families and households?

The symposium will showcase and examine examples of qualitative research projects in this area undertaken at UEA and by other qualitative research groups in the UK.

The programme will include both interactive presentations and workshops, allowing time for networking and sharing of ideas.

The event is open to postgraduate students, researchers and academics interested in qualitative research.

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

Venue: Julian Study Centre, UEA.

To register your place contact Suzanna Dell

Poster submissions are welcomed. Please send abstracts of no more than 350 words (title and authors not included) to Lisa McDaid by 28 February.

Further Information

Full programme information

2016 Symposium Videos;

Dr Carl May

Jen Southern

Dr Helen Pallett

Matthew Lariviere