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Conference announcement: Interdisciplinary research with children, young people and families

Submitted by Dr. Faith Tucker

Interdisciplinary research with children, young people and families: crossing boundaries, sharing stories

Wednesday 7th September 2016, 09.30-16.30

Newton building, Avenue Campus

Boundary-crossing research methods, projects, debates and collaborations are increasingly valued and fostered by research funders, and are increasingly understood to produce rich, impactful and important research, but can also cause interdisciplinary tensions and challenges.  In these contexts the conference will bring together researchers from a range of disciplines to explore: (1) collaboration between different academic disciplines; (2) the development of collaborative research methods and practices; (3) interactions between different institutions’ ways of working, and (4) new interdisciplinary ways of thinking/writing about children, youth and families.  Professor Claire Freeman (University of Otago) will be giving a keynote address.  Details of how to register for the conference can be found here.

For further information, please contact Dr Faith Tucker (faith.tucker@northampton.ac.uk).

Seminar: A monstrous child; childhood disability and the making of the human

Submitted by Sharon Meredith, Institute of Health and Wellbeing

Institute of Health and Wellbeing logoSpeaker: Dr Katherine Runswick-Cole, Senior Research Fellow in Disability Studies & Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2016, 1-2 pm

Venue: Sulgrave, S029, Park Campus, The University of Northampton

A sandwich lunch will be provided.

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Qualitative Methodology: Interviews, Focus Groups, Research with Children

Graduate School WorkshopsDr Jane Callaghan will be running two qualitative methodology workshops for the Graduate School on Thursday 4th December.

The morning workshop will look in depth at both interviewing participants and using focus groups. The afternoon workshop will cover the ethical and practical issues of working with children. Both workshops will be held in Sunley Conference Centre.

The workshops are open to any student currently registered on a research degree programme or early career researchers at the University of Northampton.

Booking is via eventbrite: