In this one-day online training workshop you will be introduced to four qualitative methods to better understand diverse lives - Photo Go-Alongs, Collage, Life History Interviews and Participant Packs. When researching social groups, it can be tempting to focus on categories such as age, gender, sexuality and so on. However, these categories can turn catch-all terms into catch-all agendas. Treating groups of people with one shared characteristic as homogenous risks a cookie-cutter approach which overlooks diverse lives and needs. Given the complexity of what it means to be a person, a one-size fits all approach to engagement cannot suffice. The methods introduced in this training workshop are beneficial in exploring diverse lives and can be used when working or researching with any group.
The session is aimed at professionals working in the community sector (and those organisations who support such activity) across the UK who want to better understand:
This online training workshop will be structured as follows:
By the end of the course participants will:
This online training workshop will take place over the course of 1 day on Wednesday 7th February between 10:00 and 16:00, with 1 hour for lunch between 12:30 and 13:30.
Dr Amy Barron