Comparative and Innovative methods in qualitative comparative social policy research Poznań, May 24-25, 2022; (Qualitative workshop)

two-day English language qualitative methods in social policy workshop in Poznan University of Economics and Business on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 2022

Comparative and Innovative methods in qualitative comparative social policy research Poznań, May 24-25, 2022; (Qualitative workshop)

Applications are invited for a two-day English language qualitative methods in social policy workshop in Poznan University of Economics and Business on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 May, 2022

prior to the Family, Work and Social Policy conference.

* For 12 PhD students and/or Early Career Researchers cost of participation (travel and accommodation)  fully covered by Poznan University of Economics and Business

* The two-day workshop covers four tracks:

1. Cross-country comparisons based on qualitative data Rune Halvorsen, Oslo Metropolitan University

We discuss when and for what purposes qualitative data can be more relevant then surveys in comparative social policy. We study the examples of how we can collect and analyse qualitative interview data across countries. How can you ensure that the data will be comparable? How do you deal with language differences? What are the ethical issues when sharing data across countries? Particular attention will be given to practical challenges and risks when doing cross-national comparisons based on qualitative interview data.

2. Expert interviews and elite interviews in a comparative setting Ivana Dobrotić, University of Zagreb and University of Oxford

How do expert and elite interviews differ from other types and forms of interviews? Who is ‘expert’ and who is ‘elite’? What constitutes expert knowledge? Who to interview and how to gain access? What ethical issues are involved in interviewing experts or elites? Specific attention will be given to practical challenges and risks of conducting expert and/or elite interviews in a comparative setting, such as those related to fieldwork preparation and topic guide design, ‘gaining access’, data comparability or language obstacles.

3. Exploring and analyzing family life through socially saturated texts, Randi Wærdahl, Oslo Metropolitan University

Teddy bears with diaries are common pedagogical tools for home-school collaboration in Norway. We will look at how these diaries, as a type of naturally occurring data, give unique access to the display of family life. Because the diaries circulate not only between the school and the family but between families, each family influences the other in how they write their entries. To demonstrate comparative data analysis we will look at two different contexts Norway and China examples to uncover what is taken-for-grant and the things that are there that we do not talk about.

4. Open session - papers, PhD, research design projects, initial findings discussion.

Interested participants are invited to submit research projects or preliminary results to be discussed during the open session. The participants of the workshop are also invited to participate in the International Conference “FAMILY WORK AND SOCIAL POLICY” Poznań May 26-28, 2022, the cost of fee and accommodation to be covered by the organizers. Apply for the workshop

application deadline: April 15, 2022

Application form

contact us: famwork2022@gmail.com

venue

Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poznań, Poland

al. Niepodległości 10, 61-867 Poznań

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Warsztaty organizowane są w ramach projektu Famwork:

Współczesna Polityka Społeczna Wobec Pracy i Rodziny – edukacja i badania.

Contemporary Work and Family Policy - Education and Research

Finansowanego ze środków Narodowej Agencji Wymiany Akademickiej/funded by National Agency for Academic Exchange