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).

The organisers are:

Laura Camfield l.camfield@uea.ac.uk

University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich, UK

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

Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK

This is the programme for the workshop and the venue was UEA London, 102 Middlesex St, London, Greater London E1 7EZ. The workshop took place from lunchtime on Monday 1 July 2013 and late afternoon 2 July 2013.

Papers / Presenters

Inka Barnett and Virginia Morrow, University of Oxford
Injuries among adolescents living in poverty in Ethiopia, India, Vietnam and Peru: a mixed methods study

Edna Bautista Hernandez and Maria Fernanda Torres, Universidad de los Andes
Advances in Mixed Method Poverty Research: Lessons Learned in a Colombian Case Study

Sally Burrows, World Food Programme
Challenges and Insights from a Series of Mixed-Method Impact Evaluations in Protracted Refugee Situations

Laura Camfield, University of East Anglia
Youth entrepreneuship in urban Africa: What is the role of non-cognitive skills and are we measuring the right ones?

James Copestake, University of Bath
Credible accounts of causation in complex rural contexts

Sarah Coulthard, Northumbria University, N Paranamana and KPGL Sandaruwan
What's the added value of a social wellbeing approach to fisheries governance?

Neil Dawson, University of East Anglia
Bringing context to multidimensional poverty in rural Rwanda

Daniel Edmiston, University of Leeds
Deprivation and social citizenship in the UK: The objective significance of lived experience

Eldin Fahmy, Eileen Sutton and Simon Pemberton, University of Bristol
Mixed methods in poverty measurement: determining the 'necessities of life'

Jennifer Leavy, University of East Anglia
The wider impacts of social protection: Research on the views, experiences and perceptions of cash transfer programme recipients and their communities

Vera Mironova, University of Maryland and Egor Lazarev, Columbia University
Ethnic identity and economic behaviour: How does minority status affect investment in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Keetie Roelen, Institute of Development Studies
Analysing child poverty dynamics using secondary quantitative data and primary quantitative data: methodological changes

Keetie Roelen, Institute of Development Studies
Introduction to Workshop

Stephen Devereux and Keetie Roelen, Institute of Development Studies
Evaluating outside the box: Mixing methods in analysing social protection programmes

Janet Seeley, University of East Anglia
Poverty dynamics across the life course

Susan Steward, Kings College London
The potential of secondary school to take young people out of poverty: A case study of pupil outcomes in the City of Norwich in the mid 2000s

Lucrezia Tincani, SOAS
Vulnerability prevented: measuring the resilience of rural households in Burkina Faso

Notes from Q&A

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