CQR launches monthly Seminar Series “In Conversation with …”


The Centre for Qualitative Research is kicking off its new seminar series on 7 September at 1 pm in Royal London House (RLH 201 Masterclass Suite).

New to BU and FHSS, Prof. Sam Porter (Head of Social Work & Social Sciences Dept. at FHSS) will join CQR’s Kip Jones and Caroline Ellis-Hill “in conversation” about: “The Relationship between the Arts and Healthcare”.

Mark your diaries now and join us for an intriguing conversation!

Because CQR is keen to make information available to students and staff about qualitative METHODS, the seminars will be arranged somewhat differently than the typical lunchtime seminar.

We are asking TWO (or more) presenters to agree to present each research method as a CONVERSATION…first, between each other, and then with the audience.  We are also asking that no PowerPoint be used in order that it is truly a conversation and NOT a lecture. The conversations will be about a particular research method and its pros and cons, NOT research projects or outcomes.

The “In Conversation with …” Seminar Series will be held on the FIRST WED of each month for nine months beginning in September. They will run from 1 pm until 1:50.

We are then hoping that many will join us for a CQR ‘KoffeeKlatch’ following at Naked Cafe next to RLH after the seminar.

We anticipate that by making the CQR Seminar Series really unique and exciting that they will inspire students and academics alike to investigate the wide range of qualitative methods and expertise available at CQR, and enrich their research projects by doing so.

Below is the list of Seminar dates, topics and presenters. Mark your diaries now so that you don’t miss them!

7 September

RLH 201

The relationship between the arts and healthcare” Sam Porter, Kip Jones & Caroline Ellis-Hill
5 October

RLH 201

Social Work as Art” Lee-Ann Fenge and Anne Quinney
2 November

RLH 201

Phenomenology” Jane Fry and Vanessa Heaslip
7 December

RLH 201

“Auto-biography and Auto-ethnography


Judith Chapman and Sarah Collard
11 January (2nd Wed.)

RLH 201

Participatory Action Research and Co-operative Inquiry”   Carole Pound and Lee-Ann Fenge
1 February

RLH 201

Appreciative Inquiry”


Clare Gordon and Caroline Ellis-Hill
1 March

RLH 201

Photo-elicitation” Michele Board and Jenny Hall
5 April

RLH 303

Applying Film and TV Methods to Research”


Trevor Hearing & Kip Jones
3 May

RLH 303

Ethnography” Janet Scammell and Jonathan Parker
7 June

RLH 201

“CAQDAS (NVIVO, MAXQDA)” Jacqueline Priego and Debbie Holley