BERA/RCBN Master-Classes for Autumn 2004
CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACHES AND RESEARCH TECHNIQUES
Wednesday September 22nd 2004
From 09:45 to 16:15
44, HUMSS Building
This workshop, led by Dr Pam Denicolo and Prof. Maureen Pope, introduces an approach that seeks to explore the alternative meanings that individuals and groups attribute to a range of phenomena in educational contexts. Following a brief review of the philosophy and theory underpinning the approach, participants will be introduced to key concepts, terms and processes through a practice demonstration. A range of techniques, from simple verbal and pictorial methods to complex IT packages, for eliciting meaning from research participants with different needs will then be explored. Opportunities will be provided throughout for workshop participants to raise queries and evaluate the different techniques for their own research, be it qualitative, quantitative or mixed method in general approach.
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Outline of Programme
|9.45 - 10.00||Registration and coffee|
|10.00 - 10.15||Welcome, Introductions and Format of Day|
|10.15 - 11.00||Introduction to the philosophical and theoretical bases of the Research Approach and to the range of techniques available.|
|11.00 - 11.45||Introduction to key concepts, terms and processes through a demonstration Repertory Grid.|
|11.45 – 12.30||
Question and answer session on applications during which alternative forms of Grids will be introduced.
|12.30 – 1.30||Buffet LUNCH with all expert speakers|
|1.30 – 2.00||Eliciting Constructs through Conversational Interviews (with 10 minutes for Questions).|
|2.00 – 2.30||Eliciting Constructs using Visual Images (with 10 minutes for Questions).|
|2.30 – 3.00||Exploring the development of constructs through ‘Rivers of Experience’. (with 10 minutes for Questions).|
|3.00 – 3.30||TEA with opportunity to discuss ideas with speakers.|
|3.30 – 4.00||Issues related to technique selection, analysis and interpretation|
|4.00 – 4.15||Closing Summary|
A range of resources will be on display for perusal during breaks.
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