Message posted on behalf of the Social Research Association
You may be interested in attending the 2005 Social Research Association
(SRA) Annual conference in London on 7th December.
SOCIAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2005
Necessity or Nuisance? The role of non-researchers in research
What input can or should non-researchers have in social research? What
are the particular issues and examples of good practice when dealing
with peer interviewing? Can you have participatory research involving
children? How can researchers keep the recipients of the research on
board throughout the process?
These are just some of the issues that will be raised at this year's SRA
annual conference. The conference will be an opportunity to hear about
examples of good practice and lessons learned in involving
non-researchers in research.
There will be plenary and panel sessions with expert speakers who will
discuss the benefits and limits of participatory research, different
approaches, the reasons for and rewards of such an approach but they
will also critically discuss issues around professional knowledge,
inclusiveness and sustainability.
An impressive line-up of workshop speakers will also be delivering a
variety of presentations throughout the day, with the topics ranging
from research with people living in poverty, cancer patients and young
people, to presentations on keeping the community and policy makers
involved in a research project and getting the findings across.
If you would like to find out more about how to involve people in your
research in a way that does not just pay lip service but also be aware
of some of the issues and pitfalls around participatory research or if
you would like to hear more about involving and communicating with the
end users of your research, it is highly recommended that you attend
The conference is being held on 7th December at Brunei Gallery, SOAS,
University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H
You can find a map here: www.soas.ac.uk/gallery/findus.html
The SRA Annual General Meeting (10am) precedes the annual conference,
which will start at 11am.
You can book online using the booking form on the SRA website:
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