Please see below details of a forthcoming position at the NCRM funded Qualitative Innovations in CAQDAS (QUIC) Research Node.
This is a part-time post starting in June 2010 offering the opportunity to join the CAQDAS Networking Project team in the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.
For more details visit https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/index.html
Dr Christina Silver
QUIC, CAQDAS Networking Project
Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences - Department of Sociology
Research Fellow - Ref 7441
Salary: Up to £28,983 per annum pro rata
Applications are invited for a Research Fellow position to join the staff of the Qualitative Innovations in CAQDAS ('QUIC') Node of the ESRC National Research Methods Centre. This position is part time at 60% for 15 months starting in June 2010.
The CAQDAS Networking Project (http://caqdas.soc.surrey.ac.uk) has provided training and awareness-raising in Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis ('CAQDAS') since 1994. The QUIC Node is building on this experience by conducting research projects to test innovative uses of qualitative software focusing on: the integration of quantitative and qualitative data; the systematic analysis of multi-stream visual data; and the convergence of geo-referencing technologies and methodologies with qualitative software. The projects relate to aspects of environmental risk, two of them in respect of natural environmental risk and the third in respect of risk of criminal victimisation. Findings inform new offerings in the Node's Training and Capacity-Building programme which includes the development of new online learning materials, exemplar projects and an advanced seminar series (http://caqdas.soc.surrey.ac.uk/tcb.html).
You will contribute to the development of online materials for the Training and Capacity Building programme. Core responsibilities include the following; i) to undertake data collection and analysis for the longitudinal project tracking researchers' use of qualitative software and contribute to writing up and disseminating the findings; ii) to conduct and document comparisons between leading CAQDAS packages concerning their use in facilitating different methodological approaches to qualitative data analysis, and contribute to the development of new online materials in this area; iii) to be involved in disseminating project findings via conference presentations, QUIC advanced seminars, publications, and Access Grid sessions; iv) to contribute to the development of exemplar datasets and training activities; v) to prepare qualitative datasets for archiving. You will join a team led by Professor Nigel Fielding (Principle Investigator), Dr Jane Fielding (Principle Investigator) and Dr Christina Silver (TCB Manager) and comprising CAQDAS specialists, technicians and administrative staff. You will participate in NCRM activities, including conferences and scientific meetings. The post will involve UK travel and liaison with research partners including other NCRM Nodes.
You will have skills and experience in social research methodologies, particularly qualitative methods; in new technologies for social research, particularly qualitative software; and preferably in the fields of criminology and/or environmental sociology. You will hold a postgraduate qualification in social science, preferably a doctorate, and will have fieldwork skills and a working knowledge of qualitative analysis software.
For informal inquiries contact Dr Christina Silver on 01483 683053 or email [log in to unmask]
To apply on line, please visit www.surrey.ac.uk/vacancies. Alternatively please contact Louise Ellesley via email on [log in to unmask] or by telephone on 01483 689646 quoting reference 7441. To send an application, please email or post to Louise Ellesley, HR Assistant, Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH.
Closing date for applications: 28th February 2010
Interview board to be held: 19th March 2010
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