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Qualitative Research for Policy Making: 3rd Annual Conference
Supporting effective policy making through qualitative and mixed methods research
24-25 May 2012, Lisbon, Portugal
Conference website: http://www.merlien.org/qrpm2012
Following our successful consecutive conferences in Belfast (2011) and Malta (2010), we are pleased to announce that the 3rd annual conference on Qualitative Research for Policy Making 2012 will be held on the 24-25 May 2012 in Lisbon, Portugal.
This highly interactive, cross-disciplinary conference will bring together top policy researchers and practitioners to discuss best practices for delivering qualitative research for policy making. This event is co-organised by the Merlien Institute and the University Institute of Lisbon.
Topics of interest may include, but not limited to:
Using mixed research methods (qualitative & quantitative) to support policy making
2014 Research Excellence Framework: criteria for assessing the quality of qualitative research
UK Coalition Policies: emphasis on evidence informed/based policy or a move away from this?
Understanding policy making processes: how to engage and connect in policy environments
How does the reduction in public funding impact how research tenders are awarded?
Ensuring effective collaboration when dealing with highly complex research projects
Developing strategies to convince stakeholders of the validity of qualitative research findings
Balancing between personal research interests with compromises to enter political realms
Developing strategies for enhancing qualitative research for policy making in times of austerity
Discussing the ethics concerning researcher and policy maker relationships: dos and don’ts
Anticipating 'hot issues' and producing timely reports for policy makers to report new developments
Implementing systematic reviews and syntheses of qualitative research to inform policy making
Discussing issues around (the perceived lack of) scientific rigour in qualitative research
Converting research conclusions into actionable policy recommendations
How to measure the impact of qualitative research within the context of policy making?
How policy makers make inferences from the qualitative research that they use to develop policy?
Utilising qualitative software to accelerate data collection, data analysis and reporting
Discussing best practices on how to write, report and disseminate qualitative research findings
To submit an abstract, please download the abstract template from our website below and submit your abstract to us latest by 20 December 2011. Conference website: http://www.merlien.org/qrpm2012
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to discuss best practices with your peers in a friendly, fun and productive networking environment. This two-day international conference includes refreshments and lunches on both days. As this is a single-stream conference, we encourage you to submit your abstracts as soon as possible.
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