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NCRM Summer School – Building quality in inclusive, participatory and emancipatory research

July 3, 2019 - July 5, 2019

The ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) will be holding its 14th residential summer school in Southampton in July 2019. The topic of this year’s summer school is a response to increasing interest from policy-makers in sponsoring research that is in some way inclusive of the people the policy affects, changing the dynamics between research producers, users and participants. The drive toward patient or service user engagement in research spans many social as well as health domains and has resulted in innovative models of working and alternative research methods.


The 2019 NCRM Summer School provides an opportunity for early career researchers to develop knowledge and skills in participatory methods and the methodological thinking associated with this turn towards democratization of research. Participants will be introduced to inclusive, participatory or emancipatory methods work in a range of substantive areas and have opportunities to develop their own research practice. The emphasis is on balancing and negotiating the drive for good quality inclusion with the drive for good quality research.


The Summer School will be led by NCRM’s Melanie Nind and Ros Edwards (University of Southampton). It will open with a keynote presentation from Peter Beresford on involving and advancing the diverse knowledges of citizens and service users in research, and close with a keynote from Kaz Stuart on problematising simplistic notions of research, participation and quality. Other sessions will include presentations on participatory data generation methods, inclusive research designs, and approaches to data analysis. There will also be opportunities for participants to take part in panel discussions, to work with others on some of the methodological challenges arising from their own work, and to be actively engaged in doing things beyond talking, listening and reflecting.

For more information on the Summer School and to apply for your place please follow this link: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/SummerSchool/



July 3, 2019
July 5, 2019
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