This one day event, for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers, will focus on processes of analysis in social research methods. Leading academics will present ideas about what analysis can mean in different methodological contexts, particularly in relation to substantive findings and theoretical insights. This will involve moving beyond identifying ‘techniques’ or procedures, by focusing on how processes of data analysis might enhance our conceptual understanding of the social world. The event will offer a training opportunity for all who are interested in critical engagement in research methodology, and in research practice.
Presentations, workshops and a plenary session will enable delegates to think critically about data analysis in social research, and in practice. Within the practical, group based, workshops delegates will explore specific issues and, where relevant, share insights from their own research and experience. The workshops will provide an opportunity for delegates to critically evaluate broad themes around research methods and analysis. Delegates will be asked to sign up to a workshop prior to the event.